Texans release Ronnie Brown

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The Texans didn’t get much production from running back Arian Foster in last weekend’s victory over the Bills, but the team made a move on Wednesday that signals confidence in  Foster’s physical condition moving forward.

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Texans have released veteran running back Ronnie Brown. Brown was one of four running backs on the 53-man roster and was clearly in the back of the pack, as evidenced by his six carries over the first four weeks of the season. Alfred Blue and Jonathan Grimes remain as the backups to Foster.

Injuries could open up another opportunity for him this year, but Brown, who turns 33 in December, is probably at or very close to the end of the line. Brown, who was the second overall pick of the 2005 draft by the Dolphins, has run for 5,332 yards and 38 touchdowns over the course of his career.

The Texans signed cornerback Jumal Rolle off of Green Bay’s practice squad to keep the roster at 53 players. Houston has six other corners on the roster, although A.J. Bouye missed last week’s game with a groin injury.

9 responses to “Texans release Ronnie Brown

  1. As a Dolphin fan, I loved Brown in the wildcat with Ricki Williams especially when they ripped the Patriots who didn’t know what hit them. And Ronnie is a class guy to boot.

  2. Speaking about the Charges, can we get some more players on the injury list? I am sure that Rex would appreciate this.

  3. Never lived up to being the #2 pick, but still a solid career that has lasted nearly 10 years. Which is pretty good for a RB, especially when you consider his Auburn teammate and fellow top 5 pick Cadillac Williams only lasted half of that.

  4. I doubt this is the end for him although age is the inhibiting factor. The bottom line is he is smart and picks up systems well and can BLOCK! Most RB’s can’t. He is versatile, run and catch and even Throw!

    If this is the end on the line, I thank him for a great Dolphins career. He was one of the few bright spots in a bad to average decade for the Fins.

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