Houston Texans to Cut Tight End

The Houston Texans are parting ways with one of their veteran pass catchers. According to Aaron Wilson of Pro Football Network, the team is cutting tight end Pharaoh Brown. Brown signed with the Texans on a one-year, $3.5 million deal earlier this year. The contract was largely guaranteed, so the cap savings the team gains by cutting him are minimal. It's possible the Texans would simply prefer to dole out more snaps to Jordan Akins and the recently-acquired O.J. Howard. Brown has averaged a midling 6.9 yards per target so far in his career.
Brown initially joined the Texans in 2020 and has totalled 406 receiving yards in 31 appearances for the team. He entered the league as an undrafted free agent out of Oregon, latching on with the Oakland Raiders in 2017 before finding his way to the Cleveland Browns in 2019. At 28 years old, he'll likely still make sense for some teams looking to add a big body to their depth chart.
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