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The Houston Texans officially released veteran safety Stevie Brown on Saturday.

The 5-foot-11, 215-pound Brown signed with Houston in April, reportedly picking the Texans over offers from several other teams.

The Texans apparently preferred Eddie Pleasant or Andre Hal at strong safety.

Last season, Brown had 38 tackles and one sack in eight starts for the New York Giants. He started 19 games for the Giants over the past three seasons and could end up going back — the Giants have been hit hard by injuries at the position.

Brown, 28, was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the seventh round in 2010 and played for the Indianapolis Colts in 2011. He has 129 tackles, eight interceptions and two forced fumbles.


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