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Texans work out some spare running backs

Ronnie Brown AP

The Texans turned to a group of young backs Saturday night, but looked at some old ones Monday.

According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans worked out three running backs Monday: Ronnie Brown, Brian Leonard and William Powell.

The Chargers let Brown walk as a free agent this offseason, and the 32-year-oldĀ also worked for the Patriots earlier this offseason.

The 30-year-old Leonard was solid last year for the Buccaneers, and has shown to be a veratile run-pass player. Powell has spent time with the Cardinals and Eagles.

The Texans have been without Arian Foster (hamstring), and they didn’t give free agent acquisition Andre Brown much work in the preseason opener, going with Jonathan Grimes, Alfred Blue and Dennis Johnson.

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12 Responses to “Texans work out some spare running backs”
  1. hasselbeck8 says: Aug 11, 2014 5:13 PM

    The more players to prevent Ryan Fitzpatrick from throwing the ball, the better.

  2. rosstuckershair says: Aug 11, 2014 5:17 PM

    I can’t believe the Texans think that Ryan Fitzpatrick will be the answer..

  3. 941bucs says: Aug 11, 2014 5:21 PM

    The guy in that photo throws the football weird

  4. patinphilly says: Aug 11, 2014 5:25 PM

    or grimey as he liked to be called

  5. jaxairsupport says: Aug 11, 2014 6:53 PM

    Dennis Johnson is awesome.

  6. general1santa1hannah1montana says: Aug 11, 2014 6:57 PM

    The run game was one of the few solid aspects of the Texans’ preseason game. Why not call in some offensive line men? secondary help? how about a QB??

  7. htowntexan says: Aug 11, 2014 6:59 PM

    im glad we are working out running backs and not additional QB’s. makes me have a lot of confidence in this team’s management. . . .

  8. britishraven says: Aug 11, 2014 7:03 PM

    Are the Texans trying to create the worst possible offense just to pi55 off Andre Johnson some more?

  9. general74 says: Aug 11, 2014 7:56 PM

    Why can’t beanie wells get a look. I know he has been injury prone but when healthy he wasn’t bad.

  10. alonestartexan says: Aug 11, 2014 8:22 PM

    In Tennessee, Fitzpatrick was known as Pickzpatrick. It’s amusing to know that the Titans would rather go into the season with an injury proned QB and Charlie Whitehurst as his backup than keep Fitzpatrick, it’s even more amusing that he’s starting for Houston.

  11. cornerstone2001 says: Aug 11, 2014 9:16 PM

    0-16

  12. bassplucker says: Aug 11, 2014 10:01 PM

    Deck chairs on the Titanic.

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