Dec 29, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants running back Andre Brown (35) runs with the ball while defended by Washington Redskins corner back DeAngelo Hall (23) and linebacker Ryan Kerrigan (91) during the second quarter of a game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
The Houston Texans have added depth to their running game on Monday, signing free agent running back Andre Brown to a one-year deal.
In an article by John McClain of the Houston Chronicle he wrote the deal is for $645,000.
Brown last played for the New York Giants last season, where he rushed for 492 yards on 139 carries (three touchdowns) in eight games.
Brown averaged 3.5 yards per carry, as his longest carry went for 23 yards.
One problem about Brown last season, was in those eight games he fumbled three times.
This offseason, the Texans didn’t re-sign Ben Tate, who started half the season this past season as Arian Foster was placed on the injured reserve list. Tate rushed for 771 yards and signed to play for the Cleveland Browns for the next two years.
This isn’t a blockbuster signing, but the Texans now have an actual backup running back who some NFL experience.
Brown in three seasons of NFL game action (he was drafted in 2009) has totaled 876 yards on 214 carries. He’s played in 21 games (18 with the Giants and three with the Denver Broncos.
The running back was originally drafted in the fourth round (129th overall) in the ’09 draft by the Broncos.
I really hope he and Foster can stay healthy this season, because looking at the roster of the Texans, I’m not 100-percent sold they are done revamping that part of their offense.
The Texans averaged 108.9 yards rushing per game, 20th best in the NFL.
Brown had two 100-plus yard games last season, with his best game being against the Dallas Cowboys where he totaled 127 yards on 21 carries. He also rushed for 115 yards on 30 carries with one touchdown.
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