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Andre Brown | Running Back

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/15/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 227
College: North Carolina State
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Texans released RB Andre Brown.
That developed quickly. Reports surfaced over the weekend that Brown was bringing up the rear of the running back depth chart, and then he failed to see any offensive snaps in the preseason opener after he was widely believed to be Arian Foster's clear backup. Jonathan Grimes is now in the saddle as the No. 2 to Foster, with Alfred Blue behind him. Dennis Johnson was also cut Monday. Aug 11 - 7:53 PM

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When asked about Andre Brown, coach Bill O'Brien said running back is a "tough spot."

It was a nice way of O'Brien confirming that Brown is behind Jonathan Grimes and Alfred Blue. "It is what it is," Brown said. "Whatever happens, happens." With Arian Foster such a massive injury risk, owners need to be making adjustments on their roster. Brown has a ton of depth chart climbing to do.
Aug 11 - 12:30 PM

Texans coach Bill O'Brien hinted Andre Brown has fallen to fifth on the team's running back depth chart.

It's either that, or the Texans simply know what they have in Brown and wanted to see more of Jonathan Grimes, rookie Alfred Blue, and sophomore Dennis Johnson. With Arian Foster (hamstring) on the shelf, Grimes started Saturday's preseason opener, with Blue entering second and Johnson third. O'Brien said there was "no time left" for Brown to play after those three. Brown opened camp as a seemingly-strong bet to back up Foster, but the No. 2 job looks up for grabs.
Aug 10 - 3:40 PM

Texans RB Andre Brown did not play in the Texans' preseason opener.

Brown was expected to start with Arian Foster injured, but didn't play a single snap. It's unclear why Brown sat, though it was likely a minor injury. His status should be updated in the coming days. Jonathan Grimes earned the start in Brown's place, rushing for 39 yards on 10 carries.
Aug 9 - 11:14 PM

Coach Bill O'Brien said Andre Brown is a first- and second-down back only.

Starter Arian Foster will be O'Brien's Kevin Faulk/Danny Woodhead, playing the role of passing back. That leaves 227-pound Brown as a second-string early-down pounder, and one that would be part of a committee if Foster went down. Brown, who averaged just 3.53 YPC for the Giants last year, is a weak handcuff.
Source: CSN Houston
Jun 4 - 8:21 AM

Texans agreed to terms with RB Andre Brown, formerly of the Giants, on a one-year, $645,000 contract.

The Texans have their Ben Tate replacement. Older than Tate and even more injury prone, Brown is not an upgrade behind Arian Foster, but was easily the second-best back left on the market behind Chris Johnson. Brown started the final eight games for the Giants last season, but averaged only 3.53 yards per carry. For his career, the 27-year-old Brown owns a 4.09 YPC. He gets what's blocked, but not much else. Brown will begin training camp as the clear No. 2 on the depth chart, but won't be miles ahead of Dennis Johnson and Jonathan Grimes.
Apr 7 - 4:07 PM

Free agent RB Andre Brown is visiting the Texans Monday.

With Ben Tate now in Cleveland, the Texans have a hole behind Arian Foster. The uninspiring Brown is 27 and injury prone, but would still be an upgrade on in-house options Dennis Johnson and Jonathan Grimes. Brown, who has drawn scant interest on the open market, would not be expensive.
Apr 7 - 9:47 AM

The Raiders are hosting free agent Andre Brown on Wednesday.

Nevermind a porous defense. Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie is going all-in on injury-plagued running backs in decline, first re-signing Darren McFadden and now targeting Brown to ostensibly form a "one-two punch" of sub-4.0 YPC backs. Brown, 27, has not drawn interest elsewhere during the free agency period.
Mar 12 - 12:41 PM

A source tells NFL Network that the Raiders have interest in free agent RB Andre Brown.

The Raiders brought back Darren McFadden Tuesday, have intriguing prospect Latavius Murray and can use Marcel Reece in a pinch. But that doesn't mean they're done at the running back spot. Brown would be inexpensive depth and is capable of carrying heavy workloads when called upon.
Mar 11 - 6:54 PM

GM Jerry Reese confirmed the Giants will be looking for running backs in the draft and free agency.

David Wilson (neck surgery) is tentatively expected to be ready for training camp, but Reese won't be taking any chances. "Obviously, we can't put all our eggs in that basket," he said. The easiest move will be to re-sign in-house free agent Andre Brown, who won't cost a ton of money as a 27-year-old injury-prone back.
Feb 24 - 9:04 AM

The Newark Star-Ledger puts impending free agent Andre Brown's chances of re-signing with the Giants at 75 percent.

Both Brown and the Giants have already expressed interest in striking up a new deal since the season came to a close. With David Wilson (neck) uncertain for the start of the 2014 season, the Giants are likely going to address the running back position in free agency and the draft. When healthy, Brown is capable of carrying a heavy load. He won't command much money.
Jan 10 - 9:57 AM

A source tells the Star-Ledger that the Giants have already expressed interest in re-signing impending free agent RB Andre Brown.

With David Wilson (neck) in doubt and virtually nothing behind him, bringing back Brown is a clear priority for GM Jerry Reese. The interest is mutual as Brown said he'll do the deal "tomorrow if you want." Brown bounced back well off his preseason broken leg, debuting in Week 10 and proceeding to rush 139 times for 492 yards (3.53 YPC) with three touchdowns. Something similar to the three-year, $10 million deal Shonn Greene got from the Titans last year would make sense for both sides.
Jan 2 - 10:01 AM

Andre Brown rushed 13 times for 11 yards in Sunday's Week 17 win over the Redskins.

Brown lost a first-half fumble and was benched by hard-headed Tom Coughlin for roughly two quarters. It caps a disappointing end to a year that saw Brown break his leg in the preseason and battle back to start the final eight games. He did post two impressive 100-yard games, but finished with 139 carries for 492 yards (3.53 YPC) and three touchdowns to go with 20 catches for 103 yards. The entire Giants backfield is up in the air for 2014 as Brown is an unrestricted free agent and David Wilson (neck) is struggling to get cleared. We suspect Brown means more to the Giants than he will to other teams on the open market.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 06:36:00 PM

Andre Brown (concussion) is listed as probable for Week 17.

Brown will start against the Redskins. The 27-year-old has plenty on the line, as Brown is scheduled for unrestricted free agency in the spring.
Fri, Dec 27, 2013 01:37:00 PM

Andre Brown (concussion) resumed practicing Thursday.

He was officially "full." It puts Brown on track to start Sunday's finale against the Redskins. Brown would be an RB2 against one of the league's softest defenses in a meaningless game.
Thu, Dec 26, 2013 01:26:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Kyle Orton
2Josh Freeman
3B.J. Coleman
4Dominique Davis
5Tim Tebow
6Josh Portis
7John Skelton
8Vince Young
9Kevin Kolb
10Tyler Thigpen
11David Carr
12Pat White
13John Parker Wilson
14Jerrod Johnson
15Adam Weber
16Nate Enderle
17Nick Stephens
18Ryan Katz
19Colby Cameron
20Kyle Padron
21James Vandenberg
22Mike Hermann
23Nathan Stanley
24Dalton Williams
25Matt Brown
26Caleb TerBush
27Tim Jenkins
28Dayne Crist
29Brett Smith
30Tommy Rees
31Brock Jensen
32Jordan Rodgers
33Alex Carder
34Keith Price
35Kory Faulkner
36Collin Klein
37Rusty Smith
RB1Michael Turner
2Michael Bush
3Brandon Jackson
4D.J. Ware
5Ryan Torain
6Beanie Wells
7Andre Brown
8Jamie Harper
9Chris Rainey
10Terrance Ganaway
11Alvester Alexander
12Zach Brown
13Brandon Saine
14D.J. Harper
15Tim Cornett
16Isaac Redman
17Lance Ball
18Javarris James
19Darren Evans
20Delone Carter
21Anthony Allen
22Damien Berry
23Richard Murphy
24Phillip Tanner
25Jordan Roberts
26Orwin Smith
27Armond Smith
28Stefphon Jefferson
29Deonte Williams
30Bradley Randle
31Quentin Hines
32De'Leon Eskridge
GLB1Michael Turner
2Michael Bush
3Ryan Torain
4Beanie Wells
5Andre Brown
3RB1Michael Bush
2D.J. Ware
3Beanie Wells
4Andre Brown
FB1Lousaka Polite
2Vonta Leach
3Lawrence Vickers
4Le'Ron McClain
5Jacob Hester
6Chris Pressley
7Brit Miller
8Braden Wilson
9Owen Marecic
10Dorson Boyce
11Owen Schmitt
12Quinn Johnson
13Roosevelt Nix
14James Baker
15Ben Bartholomew
16Alex Debniak
17Ryan Roberson
18Jonathan Amosa
19Rupert Bryan
20Ryan D'Imperio
21Eddie Williams
22Jon Hoese
23Ben Guidugli
24Nate Eachus
25Jourdan Brooks
26Devonte Campbell
27Brock Bolen
WR11Laurent Robinson
2Jabar Gaffney
3Titus Young
4Darius Johnson
5Lamont Bryant
6Keenan Davis
7Taulib Ikharo
8Terrence Toliver
9Greg Childs
10Kevin Hardy
11Ben Obomanu
12Devery Henderson
13Richard Goodman
14Johnathan Haggerty
15Marcus Jackson
16Nicholas Johnson
17Jordan White
18Matt Willis
19Lavelle Hawkins
20Brett Swain
21Chaz Schilens
22Charly Martin
23Emmanuel Arceneaux
24Robby Toma
25Carlin Isles
26Chandler Jones
27Jeremy Kelley
28Sederrick Cunningham
29Zach Rogers
30Roy Roundtree
31Erik Highsmith
32Sam McGuffie
33Tyrone Goard
34Cole McKenzie
35Jamal Miles
36Rashad Evans
37Quintin Payton
38Chip Reeves
39Terrell Sinkfield
40Jheranie Boyd
41Eric Rogers
42Rashaad Carter
43Demetrius Fields
44Scott Pillar
45Julius Pruitt
46Mardy Gilyard
47Diondre Borel
48Bert Reed
49Brandon Carswell
50Joseph Anderson
51Jon Baldwin
52Chastin West
WR21Braylon Edwards
2Davone Bess
3Kerry Meier
4Jordan Shipley
5Earl Bennett
6Mohamed Massaquoi
7Eric Weems
8Steve Breaston
9Donte' Stallworth
10Donald Jones
11Brandon Banks
12Raymond Radway
13Chris Givens
14Aaron Mellette
15Robert Gill
16Darius Hanks
17David Douglas
18Martel Moore
19Dominique Croom
20Brandon Collins
21Tray Session
22Jeff Fuller
23Tim Toone
24Duke Calhoun
25Nicholas Edwards
26Michael Jenkins
27David Ball
28Devin Aromashodu
29Jarett Dillard
30Terrence Austin
31Deon Butler
32Early Doucet
33Patrick Crayton
34Perez Ashford
35Roberto Wallace
36Bobby Sewall
37Ronald Johnson
38Andrew DePaola
39James Shaw
40Kevin Elliott
41Jared Green
42Michael Calvin
43Taveon Rogers
44Jason Thompson
45Omarius Hines
46Anthony Amos
47R.J. Webb
48Andrew Helmick
49Alex Neutz
50Kelsey Pope
51Jordan Harris
52Rodrick Rumble
53Devin Goda
54Brandon Kaufman
55Jerry Johnson
WR31Jabar Gaffney
2Laurent Robinson
3Davone Bess
TE1Randy McMichael
2Leonard Pope
3Tony Scheffler
4David Thomas
5Kevin Boss
6Aaron Hernandez
7Adam Nissley
8Danny Noble
9Jamie Childers
10Sean McGrath
11Andrew Szczerba
12Tommy Gallarda
13Daniel Graham
14Billy Bajema
15Steve Watson
16Matt Furstenburg
17Ben Cotton
18David Rolf
19Hayden Smith
20Joel Dreessen
21Tom Crabtree
22Brody Eldridge
23Nate Byham
24Dedrick Epps
25Martin Rucker
26Konrad Reuland
27Dan Gronkowski
28Colin Cloherty
29Dominique Curry
30Nelson Rosario
31Joe Sawyer
32Ben Hartsock
33Visanthe Shiancoe
34Tim Biere
35Evan Moore
36Alex Silvestro
37Cameron Graham
38Richard Quinn
39Jake O'Connell
40Jamie McCoy
41Isaiah Stanback
42Evan Landi
43Taylor Cook
44Travis Tannahill
45Chase Clement
46A.C. Leonard
47Joe Don Duncan
48Chase Dixon
49David Wright
K1Rob Bironas
2Garrett Hartley
3Matt Szymanski
4Danny Hrapmann
5Brandon Bogotay
6Havard Rugland
7Austin Signor
8Morgan Lineberry
9Brett Baer
10Brett Maher
11Jose Maltos
12Adam Yates
13Zach Ramirez
14Michael Palardy
15Sergio Castillo