Houston, TX, United States (4E Sports) – The Houston Texans have signed running back Andre Brown to a contract to complement starter Arian Foster, who was limited by injuries last season.
Brown later tweeted a picture of himself in a Houston cap, confirming he’s now with the Texans.
Houston added Brown after Ben Tate signed a two-year pact with the Cleveland Browns last month.
After piling up 4,251 yards between 2010 and 2012, Foster was limited to just 542 yards over eight games last season before winding up on injured reserve with a back injury that required November surgery.
Already 27, Brown is mired by durability issues of his own after suffering a broken leg in back-to-back campaigns over the past two seasons.
When healthy, he’s shown sparks on the ground, rumbling for 5.3 yards per carry in 2012 before seeing that figure dip to 3.5 yards per run last season.