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2014 Houston Texans Free Agent Tracker: Andre Brown Visiting Houston Texans

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Journeyman Andre Brown is being looked at as a potential replacement for Ben Tate in the backup running back role.

The new RB2 in Houston?
The new RB2 in Houston?
Jeremy Brevard-US PRESSWIRE

ProFootballTalk is reporting that former Giants running back Andre Brown is in town to visit the Houston Texans today. Brown, a fourth round pick in 2009 who has made his way through New York, Carolina, Denver, Indianapolis, and Washington, has struggled to stay healthy throughout his career. By playing in only 21 games over a five year span, however, Brown probably has some of the "freshest" veteran legs on the market...if those legs can keep themselves from getting hurt, that is.

Brown's pseudo-breakout year came in 2012, where he played in ten games for the Giants, rushing at a 5.3 yard average with 8 touchdowns. He would then go on to break his leg for the second time in two years in the 2013 preseason and was then (one of the) victims of the Giants' putrid offensive line play upon his return in Week 10 of the regular season.

Brown certainly has talent; you do not play in so few games in five seasons and still make a roster if you are not talented. However, after a torn Achilles, two broken legs, and a litany of other bumps and bruises, things tend to pile up. If Brown is signed to back up Arian Foster, another back who has struggled with injuries for the last couple of seasons, I can only hope that his fortune with the football gods improves.

What do you think, BRB? Would you approve of Andre Brown becoming a Texan?