The Houston Texans splashed into free agency again on Monday, improving their running back position by signing Andre Brown to a one year contract reportedly worth $645,000. Brown has played with the New York Giants the last two seasons, but had both seasons cut short by breaking his left leg each season.
In my last article Analyzing the Houston Texans in Free Agency, I listed the Texans' need to sign another running back as their most important move they needed to make in free agency.
Here is a closer look at Andre Brown:
- 6-0, 227, 4.49
- Prototype size and speed
- Averaged 4.4 yards per carry the last two seasons
- NFL leader in yards/att. in 2013 averaged 5.1 yards per carry
- Only has 214 career carries in NFL over 6 seasons
- He should have plenty of tread left on his tires
- 20 catches last season, 70% catch percentage (# of catches/# of targets)
- NFL RB leader in receptions last season had a 78% catch percentage
- 27 years old
- He should have two more good years left in his career
I believe this is a very good signing for the Texans. If he can stay healthy he will help the Texans out immensely.