The Houston Texans need to fill a lot of holes. One huge hole is in the backfield.
Ben Tate found a new home in Cleveland. The two other back ups on the roster are Dennis Johnson and Jonathan Grimes. Grimes and Johnson didn’t exactly shine the two or three games they played last season.
Which means Arian Foster is the only viable option in the backfield. Foster was put on injured reserve midway through last season, with a bulging disc in his back. Foster has had a steady decline in yards the past couple of seasons. Add that in with his “slip and slide” theatrics, on and off the field. That leaves us with not a whole lot to hope for next season when it comes to the running game.
Rick Smith is making an effort to slap some duct tape on this issue by meeting with Andre Brown. Per Ian Rapport of NFL.com, the Houston Texans and Andre Brown are scheduled to meet later on today.
Brown bounced around different practice squads before landing in New York two seasons ago. Something must be in that New York water, because Brown has broke a leg in back to back seasons. Is that just dumb luck, or a calcium deficiency? Maybe Brown skips leg day at the gym all together. The world may never know.
Brown represents an off brand Walmart-like product. Meaning, he can run the ball pretty well, as long as you don’t overuse him. Because if you do, he will breakdown.
The Texans are going to have to hit the draft up for a running back. Big name running backs will demand big dollars that aren’t worth the contract.
In any case, someone needs to give Andre Brown a heads up about Brittany Norwood, and the trolls in Houston that impersonate our star players.
— Arian Foster (@ArianFoster) April 6, 2014
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