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Brown recently visited the Texans, but was also still in talks with the New York Giants, who he had been with since 2012 after spending time in Oakland and Indianapolis.
Brown recorded eight interceptions in 2012 and was looking to continue his solid performance in 2013 when he tore his ACL before the season even started. He missed all of that year, but returned to the Giants in 2014.
He started eight of the 16 games he played, but lost his starting spot at one point as he struggled to regain his form prior to the injury. Brown began to play with more confidence as the year progressed, but apparently wasn’t offered a deal he felt comfortable with by the New York Giants.
Brown joins another newcomer at safety in Rahim Moore, who the Texans signed earlier in this offseason. It appeared the team was set with Moore and last years starting strong safety D.J. Swearinger, but the signing of Brown shows they still felt some moves were needed.
If Brown is able to regain full strength in his knee, his playmaking ability could be a very welcome addition to the team that finished in second place in the AFC South in 2014.