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Andre Brown | RB | Houston Texans
Posted: 4/8/2014 2:24pm et
Free-agent RB Andre Brown (Giants) has signed a 1-year deal worth $645,000 to play for the Houston Texans.
Huddle Up: With Ben Tate gone, the Texans needed a RB2 behind Arian Foster, and they filled that bill with Brown, who had a career-high 8 rushing TDs in 2012 and followed that up with career bests in touches (159) and yards from scrimmage (595) this past season.

Posted: 4/7/2014 11:11am et
The Houston Texans are visiting with free-agent RB Andre Brown (Giants) Monday, April 7.
Huddle Up: The Texans could use some veteran Arian Foster insurance, and Brown is a viable option for that role.

Posted: 2/27/2014 1:07pm et
There has been no progress of late between the New York Giants and impending unrestricted free agent RB Andre Brown on a new contract.
Huddle Up: Brown missed the first half of the season with a leg fracture but returned to lead the team in rushing with 492 yards and 3 TDs in 8 games. Brown shouldn't be asking for the moon, but the Giants do need to listen given the uncertainty of fellow RB David Wilson's recovery from neck surgery.

Posted: 12/26/2013 10:28pm et
New York Giants RB Andre Brown (concussion) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 26.
Huddle Up: Brown still has the final concussion-protocol hurdles to clear, but he's on track to play in the Giants' season finale against the Redskins.

Posted: 12/22/2013 10:26pm et
New York Giants RB Andre Brown (concussion) was carted off in overtime of the Week 16 game against the Detroit Lions. He was taken to the locker room to be evaluated for concussion.
Huddle Up: It could be the Peyton Hillis show next week.

Posted: 11/10/2013 11:39pm et
Updating a previous report, New York Giants RB Andre Brown (leg) was only expected to see limited carries, but instead carried a career-high 28 times for a career-high 106 yards and a touchdown in the Week 10 game against the Oakland Raiders.
Huddle Up: We might have finally found a viable fantasy back in New York. Unlike Brandon Jacobs' big game a few weeks back, there is no reason to think Brown shouldn't keep producing. Barring injuries, of course.

Posted: 11/4/2013 3:51pm et
New York Giants RB Andre Brown (leg) was given a package of plays for the team's Week 10 game. 'The coaches just told me to be ready,' said Brown. 'They threw me some special plays out there. They want to get me back in football shape. They want to kind of ease me into this thing. That's what they plan on doing and we'll go from there.'
Huddle Up: It'll be interesting to see how much playing time he gets right out of the gate, but the Giants might finally be getting some stability at the running back position.

Posted: 10/29/2013 8:59pm et
New York Giants RB Andre Brown (leg) is 100 percent healthy and recovered from his fractured left leg, but he said he will wear a protective shin guard 'for the rest of my career.' Head coach Tom Coughlin said he's 'going to have to wait and see' when Brown will return. It's unclear if RBs Peyton Hillis and Brandon Jacobs will have a roster spot when Brown returns.
Huddle Up: The Giants have a bye this weekend so definitely look for Brown back in action Week 10.

Posted: 10/28/2013 10:13pm et
New York Giants RB Andre Brown (leg) said he feels great and expects to play after the team's Week 9 bye.
Huddle Up: Five RBs already have logged carries for the Giants this season with Brown set to join the mix in less than 2 weeks. His forte was goalline work a season ago, finishing with 8 TDs, but with the remainder of David Wilson's season a question mark due to a neck injury, Brown could easily lay claim to the lead-back role when he works himself back into game shape.

Posted: 10/18/2013 10:27am et
New York Giants RB Andre Brown said he expects to receive a situational role when he initially comes off the Injured Reserve/Designated to Return list. 'Whatever I can do. I'll have probably a different role when I get back,' Brown said. 'Third down and stuff like that. It's just going to be a different role. As long as I can mold into whatever role they put me in, I'll be OK.'
Huddle Up: Brown's role will depend on whether or not David Wilson is back in the mix and how effective Brandon Jacobs and/or Peyton Hillis are. But just knowing he's coming back soon is reason enough to stash him on your roster if you have room.

Posted: 10/17/2013 4:01pm et
New York Giants RB Andre Brown (leg) is practicing with running backs Thursday, Oct. 17.
Huddle Up: Hey, there's no need for all those new Brandon Jacobs owners we've been talking about to get too worked up as Brown isn't eligible to come off short-term IR until Week 10 at the earliest.

Posted: 10/12/2013 1:49pm et
New York Giants RB Andre Brown (leg) said he hopes to practice when he is eligible to next week. Brown will not be able to play until Week 10 but appears to be on track to play in that game. Brown started the season on the Injured Reserve/Designated to Return list.
Huddle Up: If Brown is available in your league, now is a good time to grab him. Brandon Jacobs is the only healthy running back the Giants have right now, so Brown is sure to see plenty of playing time once he returns.

Posted: 9/24/2013 6:52pm et
New York Giants RB Andre Brown (leg) said he's a few days ahead of schedule in his rehab from a broken leg. He's out of the walking boot but can't return until at least Nov. 10.
Huddle Up: Not that Brown would've made all the difference, but he certainly could've helped the 0-3 Giants as RBs David Wilson, Brandon Jacobs have combined for all of 111 yards and 1 TD on 46 carries so far.

Posted: 9/3/2013 6:12pm et
Updating a previous report, New York Giants RB Andre Brown (leg) has not been placed on short-term Injured Reserve at this point.
Huddle Up: Pump the brakes a bit on the earlier report, which was a boon for Wilson. Brown would be out until at least mid-season if he was put on short-term IR, but a sooner return would damage Wilson's long-term value.

Posted: 9/3/2013 2:51pm et
New York Giants RB Andre Brown (leg) has been placed on the short-term Injured Reserve list Tuesday, Sept. 3.
Huddle Up: This is big news for David Wilson owners, who won't have to deal with Brown cutting into his playing time until at least Week 10, if he can make it back healthy and reprise his role as Wilson's fantasy foil.

Posted: 8/30/2013 3:54pm et
New York Giants RB Andre Brown (leg) is expected to be sidelined four to six weeks because of the fractured leg he suffered in the final preseason game. Brown is a candidate for the Injured Reserve/Designated to Return list.
Huddle Up: If Brown lands on the IR/DTR list, he'll be available for Week 8 at the earliest so his fantasy owners need to stay on top of the situation.

Posted: 8/30/2013 9:43am et
Updating previous reports, New York Giants RB Andre Brown said he has a tiny crack in his left fibula. It's the same leg he broke last season. He doesn't believe he'll need to go on the short-term Injured Reserve.
Huddle Up: This is a relatively positive prognosis for Brown, though he'll still be sidelined for the start of the season. However, a quick return might preclude the Giants for looking for a longer-term solution (like Michael Turner or Willis McGahee) for their backfield committee and simply get by with what they have until Brown returns.

Posted: 8/30/2013 12:45am et
New York Giants RB Andre Brown said he will not need surgery on his fractured leg. Brown said he thinks he can return in a few weeks but needs to undergo more tests.
Huddle Up: Avoiding surgery certainly would expedite Brown's return, but his fantasy owners shouldn't realistically count on having the RB for the first quarter of the season either way.

Posted: 8/29/2013 11:30pm et
Updating a previous report, New York Giants RB Andre Brown suffered a fractured leg in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 29.
Huddle Up: The Giants were one of the few NFL teams playing a number of regulars in the final week of the preseason, and it's cost N.Y. their No. 2 back -- a player who was being selected as the 35th RB overall in fantasy drafts. Da'Rel Scott, Ryan Torain and Michael Cox are next up on Big Blue's depth chart, but starter David Wilson should now see his fantasy value go up with Brown suddenly out of the picture.

Posted: 8/11/2013 11:29pm et
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin was agitated after a fumble by RB Andre Brown in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 10, against the Pittsburgh Steelers. "It concerns me. It concerns Andre, too. I don't care how much and how long you play the game - there are certain things that have to happen before you run the ball," Coughlin said Sunday, Aug. 11. "You have to look the ball in if it is going to be a toss or pitch or pass. First, you got to catch the darn thing and cover it up before you can go on to the next objective. I am sure he will learn a lot. To his credit he went right back in and did some good things."
Huddle Up: Coughlin doesn't deal well with fumbling issues. Just ask David Wilson -- Brown's main RB competition in N.Y. -- who was in doghouse for most of his rookie season a year ago.

Posted: 8/6/2013 12:26pm et
New York Giants RBs Andre Brown and David Wilson are battling for the No. 1 tailback job in training camp and the preseason. It is expected that whichever of these guys shows the most as a pass-blocked will get a bulk of the carries. 'You really can't play unless you can protect the quarterback,' head coach Tom Coughlin said Tuesday, Aug. 6. 'Fortunately, those two young men as well as our other running backs have had the opportunity to look at (former RB Ahmad Bradshaw's) film and get a better understanding of the complexities of our protection packages.'
Huddle Up: This is better news for Brown than it is for Wilson, whose spot on the depth chart has been tenuous since his arrival in New York. If Brown can earn at least a 50-50 split, that gives him great fantasy value.

Posted: 7/19/2013 1:02am et
The New York Giants are likely to go with the hot hand at running back when choosing between RB David Wilson and RB Andre Brown, according to Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN New York. While Wilson may have the upper hand in terms of who will be the lead back, he has a lot to prove in training camp to earn the coaches trust, according to Youngmisuk.
Huddle Up: While the second-year Wilson has drawn all of the fantasy hype this offseason, definitely don't overlook Brown, who outperformed the rookie in almost every meaningful category in 2012, including rushing attempts (73-71), rushing yards (385-358), yards per carry (5.3-5.0), receptions (12-4), total yards (471-392), and total TDs (8-5) while suiting up for 6 fewer games.

Posted: 6/14/2013 4:13pm et
New York Giants RB David Wilson's number of kickoff returns will be affected by his workload at running back, hinted special teams coordinator Tom Quinn. "We'll see how that all plays out," Quinn began. "Obviously, he would like to do it. He's done it very well, but we'll have to see how it all comes down with where he is on the depth chart and what he's doing on offense. It might be maybe for one or two or you don't need him for one or two, but we've got other guys that we feel good about. They feel good about the scheme and the system that's in place."
Huddle Up: No surprise here; usually when special teams standouts start to see more playing time with the regular offense they relinquish some or all of their return duties. If you're in a fantasy league where you get points for return yards and scores view whatever work Wilson does in that area as a bonus rather than a core part of his value.

Posted: 5/29/2013 5:36pm et
The New York Giants are expected to use RB Andre Brown as their goal line specialist.
Huddle Up: David Wilson still projects to see most of the carries, assuming he can hold up to the workload (and onto the football), but Brown at the goal line in a pretty good offense means he'll be a solid fantasy option in TD-heavy scoring systems.

Posted: 4/23/2013 10:01pm et
New York Giants RB Andre Brown signed his franchise tender, which will now pay him a one-year non-guaranteed deal worth $2.023 million for 2013.
Huddle Up: Brown led the G-Men with 8 rushing TDs in 10 games last season and is expected to team with second-year back David Wilson in shouldering the rushing load in 2013.