Texans sign safety Stevie Brown

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Stevie Brown is heading to Houston.

Brown, a veteran safety who played the last three years with the Giants, is joining the Texans. Brown told Kim Jones of NFL Network that he agreed to terms with the Texans today.

The Texans brought Brown in for a visit last week, and it was believed likely that he would end up in Houston. With their depth at the position, the Texans are trying to trade safety D.J. Swearinger.

A 2010 seventh-round pick of the Raiders, Brown bounced around the league from Oakland to Carolina to Indianapolis before landing with the Giants. He had a breakout season in 2012, with eight interceptions and two forced fumbles, but he wasn’t as good a player last year.

9 responses to “Texans sign safety Stevie Brown

  1. Didn’t know he was drafted by the Raiders in 2010, so just for fun I looked up their 2010 draft class. Not a single player left from that class on the team. Most are out of the league.

  2. Romeo’s 3-4 likes to put 3 cover safeties on the field at the same time. He won’t be asked to cover centerfield, so it plays to his strengths.

  3. raymondtx…

    As a Texans fan I know they are light on safeties and needed a decent FS to backup Rahim Moore. But hey, maybe you really love Lonnie Ballentine…

  4. I didn’t think DJ was that bad of a player and I think he got a bad rap as a headhunter.

    Makes me wonder if some other issues have him on the trading block?

  5. i don’t get trying to trade DJ. then again, i don’t understand much about what this head office does.

  6. There’s a reason Reese wasnt too worried about Johnson not re-signing with the Giants. The dude had his one decent year a few seasons ago and that was it….and even then he was mostly not where he was supposed to be on the field.

  7. Neither Brown nor Swearinger played well last year, but Brown was coming back for ACL surgery in 2013, so at least he had an excuse. Maybe Texans think he’ll be back full speed this year.
    Swearinger plays hard but strikes me as not the sharpest pencil in the box; misses tackles because he wants to go for the big hit. Wouldn’t hurt my feelings if they trade him, especially if they get value in return.

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