The Houston Texans may have finally found their running back. They signed unrestricted free agent and former Tennessee Titan Chris Brown to a 2-year deal.
Brown will compete with Ahman Green for the starting job. It appears that UFA Ron Dayne’s days in Houston are over. Brown was the fifth running back taken in the 2003 draft. In his five seasons with the Titans he rushed for 2,757 yards and 16 touchdowns. His best season came in 2004 when he topped the 1,000-yard barrier rushing for 1,067 yards on 220 carries and scored a career-high six touchdowns.
One of the major factors in Brown signing with the Texans was new assistant head coach/offense Alex Gibbs.
“Gibbs, he’s a guru,” Brown said. “He started this whole zone blocking scheme, and that’s what I really love to run. That’s what I ran in college and then ran a little bit in Tennessee, and that’s what I’m best at.”
Brown trails only two active running back’s from that draft class in rushing yards, they are Larry Johnson and Willis McGahee.
He really feels the Texans are a team headed in the right direction. “They’ve got all the pieces to the puzzle and just need to put them all together,” Brown said of the Texans. “They’re a team on the rise.”