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Andre Brown | Running Back

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/15/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 227
College: North Carolina State
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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. Sep 4 - 5:18 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.
Aug 11 - 7:53 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.
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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Josh Freeman
2B.J. Coleman
3Chandler Harnish
4Josh Portis
5Brad Sorensen
6Tim Tebow
7Curtis Painter
8John Skelton
9Mike Kafka
10David Carr
11Rex Grossman
12Vince Young
13Brady Quinn
14Kevin Kolb
15Tyler Thigpen
16Caleb Hanie
17Keith Wenning
18Seth Lobato
19Logan Kilgore
20Bryn Renner
21Brendon Kay
22Brett Smith
23James Franklin
24Chase Rettig
25Tommy Rees
26Brock Jensen
27Nate Enderle
28Pat White
29Trent Edwards
30John Parker Wilson
31Jordan Rodgers
32Jerrod Johnson
33Adam Weber
34Nick Stephens
35G.J. Kinne
36Alex Tanney
37Tyler Wilson
38Ryan Katz
39Colby Cameron
40Kyle Padron
41James Vandenberg
42Mike Hermann
43Nathan Stanley
44Dalton Williams
45Matt Brown
46Caleb TerBush
47Tim Jenkins
48Dayne Crist
49Tajh Boyd
50Collin Klein
51Alex Carder
52Rusty Smith
53Keith Price
54Kory Faulkner
RB1Michael Turner
2Ryan Torain
3Beanie Wells
4Andre Brown
5Brandon Jackson
6D.J. Ware
7Jamie Harper
8Jalen Parmele
9BenJarvus Green-Ellis
10Chris Rainey
11Darrin Reaves
12Stephen Houston
13Tim Cornett
14Terrance Ganaway
15Alvester Alexander
16D.J. Harper
17Jewel Hampton
18Zach Brown
19Jeff Demps
20Spencer Ware
21Lance Ball
22Michael Bush
23Evan Royster
24Alex Green
25Brandon Saine
26Ray Rice
27Dion Lewis
28Mikel Leshoure
29Isaac Redman
30Javarris James
31Josh Vaughan
32Darren Evans
33Delone Carter
34Armond Smith
35Anthony Allen
36Damien Berry
37Richard Murphy
38William Powell
39Cierre Wood
40Stefphon Jefferson
41Michael Hill
42Ronnie Wingo
43Kendall Gaskins
44Deonte Williams
45Bradley Randle
46Quentin Hines
47De'Leon Eskridge
48Jordan Roberts
49Orwin Smith
50Kapri Bibbs
51Tauren Poole
52Edwin Baker
53David Fluellen
54Roy Finch
55Tim Flanders
56Jordan Lynch
57George Atkinson III
58Terrance Cobb
59Dominique Williams
60Derrick Strozier
61Demitrius Bronson
GLB1Michael Turner
2Ryan Torain
3Beanie Wells
4Andre Brown
3RB1D.J. Ware
2Beanie Wells
3Andre Brown
FB1Lousaka Polite
2Vonta Leach
3Lawrence Vickers
4Le'Ron McClain
5Jacob Hester
6Tony Fiammetta
7Frank Summers
8Chris Pressley
9Brit Miller
10Kiero Small
11J.C. Copeland
12Chad Young
13Kadeem Jones
14Stephen Campbell
15Maurice Hagens
16Roosevelt Nix
17Evan Rodriguez
18Braden Wilson
19Zach Boren
20Lonnie Pryor
21Jordan Campbell
22Ben Bartholomew
23Ina Liaina
24Collin Mooney
25Toben Opurum
26Quinn Johnson
27Harvey Unga
28Owen Marecic
29Shaun Chapas
30Dorson Boyce
31Eric Kettani
32Owen Schmitt
33Brian Leonard
34Greg Jones
35James Baker
36Jon Hoese
37Ben Guidugli
38Eddie Williams
39Cameron White
40Jourdan Brooks
41Alex Debniak
42Ryan Roberson
43Jonathan Amosa
44Rupert Bryan
45Devonte Campbell
46Michael Zordich
47Emil Igwenagu
48Nate Eachus
49Karl Williams
50Ryan D'Imperio
51Chad Abram
52Nikita Whitlock
53Brock Bolen
WR11Laurent Robinson
2Nate Burleson
3Jabar Gaffney
4Santonio Holmes
5Titus Young
6Michael Preston
7Joe Morgan
8Darius Johnson
9Julian Talley
10Keenan Davis
11Kevin Hardy
12Tim Benford
13LaRon Byrd
14Lamont Bryant
15Kain Colter
16Erik Lora
17Taulib Ikharo
18Freddie Martino
19Greg Childs
20Terrence Toliver
21Ryan Whalen
22Jamar Newsome
23Richard Goodman
24Ben Obomanu
25Damian Williams
26Devery Henderson
27Naaman Roosevelt
28Matt Willis
29Lavelle Hawkins
30Brett Swain
31Chaz Schilens
32Brian Robiskie
33Tiquan Underwood
34Charly Martin
35Johnathan Haggerty
36Jordan White
37Chris Summers
38Emmanuel Arceneaux
39Kerry Taylor
40Travis Labhart
41Seth Roberts
42Robby Toma
43Carlin Isles
44Javontee Herndon
45Donte Foster
46Jonathan Krause
47Colin Lockett
48Chandler Jones
49Marcus Lucas
50Jeremy Kelley
51Sederrick Cunningham
52Zach Rogers
53Josh Lenz
54Marcus Jackson
55Derek Moye
56Kamar Jorden
57Nicholas Johnson
58Will Murphy
59Skye Dawson
60Chad Bumphis
61Dan Buckner
62Roy Roundtree
63Erik Highsmith
64Tyrone Goard
65Brandon Carswell
66Joseph Anderson
67Sam McGuffie
68Terrell Sinkfield
69Jheranie Boyd
70Eric Rogers
71Rashaad Carter
72Chip Reeves
73Bert Reed
74Mark Harrison
75Cole McKenzie
76Jamal Miles
77Rashad Evans
78T.J. Moe
79Jasper Collins
80Mike Davis
81Cody Hoffman
82Kadron Boone
83Torrence Allen
84Andrew Peacock
85Demetrius Fields
86Scott Pillar
87Quintin Payton
88Wilson Van Hooser
89C.J. Goodwin
90Kevin Smith
91LaQuan Williams
92Diondre Borel
93Jeremy Ebert
94Jon Baldwin
95Chastin West
96Julius Pruitt
97Mardy Gilyard
WR21Braylon Edwards
2Davone Bess
3Jerome Simpson
4Anthony Armstrong
5Kerry Meier
6David Nelson
7Donald Jones
8Earl Bennett
9Mohamed Massaquoi
10Jordan Shipley
11Jacoby Ford
12Clyde Gates
13Austin Pettis
14Kealoha Pilares
15Brandon Banks
16Raymond Radway
17Eric Page
18Chris Givens
19Darius Hanks
20Da'Rick Rogers
21Aaron Mellette
22Robert Gill
23Uzoma Nwachukwu
24Myles White
25Micheal Spurlock
26Steve Breaston
27Donte' Stallworth
28Isaiah Burse
29Willie Snead
30Greg Hardin
31Ryan Lankford
32L'Damian Washington
33Dominique Croom
34Emory Blake
35Jeremy Gallon
36Eric Thomas
37Lacoltan Bester
38Chris Matthews
39Michael Jenkins
40David Ball
41Devin Aromashodu
42Charles Hawkins
43Alex Gillett
44Fred Williams
45Martel Moore
46Nicholas Edwards
47Nick Williams
48Chris Harper
49Lanear Sampson
50Alec Lemon
51Lamaar Thomas
52David Douglas
53Dale Moss
54Brandon Collins
55Tray Session
56Jeff Fuller
57Isaiah Williams
58David Reed
59Jarett Dillard
60Dezmon Briscoe
61Tim Toone
62Duke Calhoun
63Roberto Wallace
64Bobby Sewall
65Terrence Austin
66Deon Butler
67Darius Reynaud
68Tori Gurley
69Ronald Johnson
70Joe Adams
71Devon Wylie
72Marvin McNutt
73Kevin Elliott
74Jared Green
75Mike Willie
76Michael Calvin
77Taveon Rogers
78Andrew DePaola
79James Shaw
80Devin Goda
81Ryan Spadola
82Jerry Johnson
83Brandon Kaufman
84Omarius Hines
85Gerrard Sheppard
86Andy Cruse
87Perez Ashford
88Rodrick Rumble
89Weston Dressler
90Anthony Amos
91R.J. Webb
92Andrew Helmick
93Early Doucet
94Patrick Crayton
95Jordan Harris
96Tony Washington
97Jaz Reynolds
98Austin Franklin
99Chris Boyd
100Jason Thompson
101Anthony McClung
102Kelsey Pope
103Micah Hatfield
104Alex Neutz
105Geraldo Boldewijn
WR31Nate Burleson
2Jabar Gaffney
3Santonio Holmes
4Laurent Robinson
5Davone Bess
TE1Adam Nissley
2Danny Noble
3Randy McMichael
4Leonard Pope
5Tony Scheffler
6David Thomas
7Kevin Boss
8Aaron Hernandez
9Mickey Shuler
10D.J. Williams
11Tommy Gallarda
12Daniel Graham
13Billy Bajema
14Jamie Childers
15David Paulson
16Sean McGrath
17Andrew Szczerba
18Steve Watson
19Marcel Jensen
20D.J. Tialavea
21Justin Jones
22Asa Watson
23Evan Wilson
24Emmanuel Ogbuehi
25Jordan Thompson
26Jacob Pedersen
27Matt Furstenburg
28Ben Cotton
29David Rolf
30Nelson Rosario
31Jake Byrne
32Joe Sawyer
33Dominique Jones
34Joel Dreessen
35Ben Hartsock
36Visanthe Shiancoe
37Mike McNeill
38Hayden Smith
39Konrad Reuland
40Allen Reisner
41Weslye Saunders
42Jeron Mastrud
43Dominique Curry
44Dedrick Epps
45Tom Crabtree
46Brody Eldridge
47Nate Byham
48Dan Gronkowski
49Zach Potter
50Colin Cloherty
51Martin Rucker
52Cameron Morrah
53Travis Beckum
54Richard Quinn
55Jake O'Connell
56Isaiah Stanback
57Evan Moore
58Jamie McCoy
59Nathan Overbay
60Martell Webb
61Michael Higgins
62Alex Silvestro
63Andre Hardy
64Cameron Graham
65Tim Biere
66Evan Landi
67Taylor Cook
68Colin Anderson
69Travis Tannahill
70Erik Swoope
71Chase Dixon
72Rob Blanchflower
73Joe Don Duncan
74Jason Schepler
75Chase Clement
76Adam Schiltz
77A.C. Leonard
78Jake Murphy
79Morrell Presley
80Jerome Cunningham
81Brian Wozniak
82David Wright
K1Maikon Bonani
2Travis Coons
3Billy Cundiff
4Rob Bironas
5Alex Henery
6Nate Freese
7Carey Spear
8Matt Szymanski
9Giorgio Tavecchio
10Derek Dimke
11Danny Hrapmann
12Brandon Bogotay
13Havard Rugland
14Austin Signor
15Dustin Hopkins
16Morgan Lineberry
17Quinn Sharp
18Brett Baer
19Chris Boswell
20Michael Palardy
21Sergio Castillo
22Mitch Ewald
23Kevin Goessling
24Brett Maher
25Jose Maltos
26Adam Yates
27Zach Ramirez
28Zach Hocker