Texans reach agreement with RB Andre Brown— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) April 7, 2014
Ed Valentine from Battle Red Blog's sister site for all things New York and Giants, Big Blue View, was kind enough to provide some background on the former Giant.
Brown is a good rotational back who should do a good job as a backup. There are some durability concerns and he isn't a No. 1 back, which is why the Giants replaced him with Rashad Jennings. He's a solid, one-cut runner who can get tough yards and should do a good job wherever he goes -- provided he isn't asked to be the lead guy.
Luckily enough for Brown, Houston already has a number one running back in Arian Foster, and Brown will likely just be asked to give Foster a breather from time to time in spot duty. As far as backups go, Brown is a good get this late in the free agency period. If both of the Texans' top two backs can stay healthy, which is a BIG "if", fans should have confidence that Houston can return to the productive ground game that brought them two consecutive division titles in 2011 and 2012.
Andre Brown signed one year for minimum $645,000.— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) April 7, 2014