John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reported the Houston Texans released veteran, All-Texan Kris Brown Friday along with 2008 free agent signing cornerback Jacques Reeves and running back Chris Henry.
Reeves failed to improve as a cornerback. He displayed excellent coverage skills and never took his eyes off the receiver, but at the same time sacrificed any chance of breaking up a pass.
Henry struggled with consistency this offseason. He was impressive in minicamps and training camps, but his preseason play was limited and ineffective.
Kris Brown, the last original Texan, was released after the Texans offseason action included signing longtime impressive kicker Neil Rackers and Brown ailing plantar fasciitis. After Thursday’s game and before Brown’s release, Kubiak called the decision in cutting one of the kickers one of the hardest decisions he’d have to make in his coaching career.
Brown’s career will be long remembered. For many years Brown gave the Texans excellent kicking at the right time (Reggie Bowl 2005), but his last season wasn’t worth the risk to the Texans for their 2010 season ahead. Fantasy owners, Rackers is now safe to draft and kicking for an explosive Texans offense.