by Jason Butt
August 11, 02014
Andre Brown was expected to compete for the No. 2 running back job in Houston.
Instead, Brown won't be there when the regular season opens. According to Pro Football Talk, the Texans have decided to cut Brown. Brown did not play in Houston's preseason opener against Arizona.
Instead, just about every other Houston running back not named Arian Foster got a shot. Jonathan Grimes (10 carries, 39 yards), Alfred Blue (five carries, 30 yards) and Dennis Johnson (one carry, -2 yards) all saw their names in the postgame box score.
It's a bit surprising that Brown wasn't able to perform up to expectations in Houston. Brown had a solid campaign in 2012, running for 385 yards and eight touchdowns in a backup role with the Giants — averaging 5.3 yards a carry. His per-carry average dipped to 3.5 yards in 2013 as the Giants struggled all over the place offensively.
While Brown wasn't able to latch on in Houston, there will likely be a suitor somewhere else. He's capable enough to serve a roster in a backup role.
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