The Texans have released running back Andre Brown, reports ProFootballTalk.com (via Twitter).The former Giants draft pick signed with Houston in April and was hoping to earn a backup role behind Arian Foster. However, that seemed unlikely when he didn’t play a single snap during the team’s first preseason game.
Brown was selected in the fourth-round of the 2009 draft, but he didn’t make a big impact until 2012. He ran for 385 yards on only 73 carries that season, but he also scored eight touchdowns. He appeared in eight games last season, compiling 492 yards and three scores.
The 27-year-old has battled injury problems throughout his career. He broke his fibula in 2012, forcing him to miss the final six games. A preseason leg injury in 2013 kept him out of the lineup until mid-November. He also tore an ACL during his rookie season.
Brown briefly spoke to ESPN’s Josina Anderson about the release (via Twitter): “It is what it is. That is the life of the business. I have no idea.”