The Texans will host Tennessee FA RB Chris Brown on Thursday with interest to perhaps add another back to the Texans’ stable. The former 1,000-yard rusher out of the University of Colorado has drawn interest from the Texans in the past, but the Texans never got anything done in the free agency or trade-wise with their divisional rivals, the Tennessee Titans. Now, with Alex Gibbs’ Zone Blocking System, Brown can be a good fit because the same system was used when Brown was running collegiate athletes over while at Colorado.
The NFL Network reported that Brown may be heading to the Texans, and Brown’s agent Wynn Silberman said, “The Texans have switched to a zone blocking scheme, and we feel like that Chris fits that type of system very well. We are entertaining this situation with the Texans very seriously. It would be a good fit for him.”
If Brown joins the Texans, the Texans will have RBs Ahman Green, Chris Taylor, Darius Walker and Chris Brown in uniform fighting for playing time in 2008. There is also a chance the Texans will draft a young running back in April’s Draft who will add to the competition at training camp.
Brown, who suffered injuries in college as well as he has numerous times in the pros, was drafted in the third round by the Titans in the 2003 Draft. In 54 career games in the NFL, Brown has totaled 2,757 yards for 16 touchdowns, 121 first downs and 12 fumbles.