Running back Brown joins Texans

Thursday, March 13, 2008 at 5:28pm

Free agent running back Chris Brown agreed to a deal with the Houston Texans on Thursday.

Brown, who had spent his entire five-year NFL career with the Tennessee Titans, moves on to an AFC South division rival. Details of the deal were not immediately known.

Brown’s best season with the Titans came in 2004 when he rushed for 1,067 yards in just 11 games.

In recent seasons, Brown had shared the workload in the Titans backfield, falling to third on the depth chart in 2006, but re-signing in Tennessee for one year last season and rushing for 462 yards as LenDale White’s backup.

Brown opened the 2007 season by rushing for a career-high 175 yards against Jacksonville.

Brown, 26, has always had a strong yards per carry, averaging 4.3 yards per rush over his career.

Injuries, however, have been an issue at times, as Brown has never played in 16 games in any NFL season, his best in that category coming in 2005 when he played in 15 games with 14 starts while rushing for 851 yards.

The Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions had also expressed interest in Brown.

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By: frank brown on 12/31/69 at 6:00

This was the best thing that could have happened for the Titans. Chris Brown playing for a competitor. Look for the fumble guys when comes in the game. He is never more than 7 carries away from a fumble.

By: courier37027 on 12/31/69 at 6:00

Frank, you talk like Chris is family. Any relation?