ESPN’s Tania Ganguli first reported about Johnson being released after he struggled some during his limited snaps during the preseason loss against the
Arizona Cardinals. Johnson had a bad bust in pass protection late in the 4th quarter that resulted in a big sack on quarterback Tom Savage.
Johnson has appeared in 8 NFL games and had 49 rushes for 187 yards in 2013.
As for Brown (first reported by Pro Football Talk), he was released after he was unsure about his role within the team after getting no work in the team’s
Brown was signed as a free agent this past offseason to help be a complimentary back to Arian Foster, but that did not come to light as training camp
The Texans now have four running backs under contract in Arian Foster, Jonathan Grimes, Alfred Blue and Tim Cornett.