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Houston Texans Sign Safety Stevie Brown

Stevie Brown has agreed to terms with the Houston Texans. The safety position just got a little more interesting on the current roster.

Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

News is breaking that former New York Giants safety Stevie Brown has signed with the Texans.  This certainly adds a curious wrinkle to the rumors yesterday that Houston was putting D.J. Swearinger on the trade block.

Brown is entering his sixth season in the NFL and has the following career stats:

149 tackles (26 assists), 1 sack, 14 passes defended, 8 interceptions and 2 forced fumbles.

He was drafted in the 7th round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Raiders.  He was released the following year and was claimed off waivers by the Panthers.  They later waived him, and he was picked up by the Colts for the 2011 season.  He then played for the New York Giants from 2012 through 2014 . reports:

Brown had eight picks in a breakout 2012 campaign before tearing his ACL in 2013.

The Giants balked on re-signing Brown in part because of a regression in 2014. The hard-hitting safety was still recovering from a torn ACL and was replaced by rookie fifth-round pick Nat Berhe.

...the Giants are letting go of a quality run-stopper and play-making center fielder who will have his first full offseason in more than two years.

If he came at a decent price, Texans defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel may have gotten a steal.

I guess we can put down the "Welcome to Houston, Landon Collins" signs for now.  Oh, and someone tell MDC that the Texans put a Wolverine on the roster.  They are doing their best to earn his love after finally caving in to his previous demands regarding Marciano.

Let the speculation begin about what shoe falls next...