Houston Texans release safety Stevie Brown
The Houston Texans signed former New York Giants safety Stevie Brown very quietly during the draft. His time with the Texans remained quiet and on Friday the team released Brown after his short stay.
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Brown lasted only four months with Houston, after choosing them over a reported five or six teams that were showing interest in the veteran safety.
Brown had a break out season in 2012 where he had eight interceptions for the Giants, but a torn ACL derailed the following year and 2014 was a wash as he struggled to regain form.
Brown seemed like an odd fit for Houston anyway as he was more of a ballhawking free safety type, similar to their other free agent pick up Rahim Moore, the free safety signed away from the Denver Broncos.
As for the starting safety opposite Moore, the Texans look ready to go with either untested Eddie Pleasant or Andre Hal, who was converted after starting his career at cornerback.
Pleasant was a hard hitting former linebacker at Oregon and has shown flashes of potential during the offseason. Hal came in bigger than he had been in the past, ready to make a move in positions after the Texans built one of the deepest cornerback positions in the league.