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Andre Brown | Running Back | #33

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (31) / 12/15/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 227
College: North Carolina State
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 4 (129) / NYG
Contract: view contract details

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NFL suspended free agent RB Andre Brown eight games.
The league didn't announce whether Brown violated the substance-abuse or performance-enhancing drug policy, but it was likely the latter. Brown was slapped with a four-game PED ban in 2012, but had it overturned on appeal. Going on 28, Brown is likely to remain unemployed once his suspension is up. He generated no-known interest after being cut by the Texans in August. Thu, Sep 4, 2014 05:18:00 PM

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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.
Mon, Aug 11, 2014 07:53:00 PM

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.
Mon, Aug 11, 2014 12:30:00 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.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 03:40:00 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.
Sat, Aug 9, 2014 11:14:00 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
Wed, Jun 4, 2014 08:21:00 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.
Mon, Apr 7, 2014 04:07:00 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.
Mon, Apr 7, 2014 09:47:00 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.
Wed, Mar 12, 2014 12:41:00 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.
Tue, Mar 11, 2014 06:54:00 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.
Mon, Feb 24, 2014 09:04:00 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.
Fri, Jan 10, 2014 09:57:00 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.
Thu, Jan 2, 2014 10:01:00 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

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