Houston Texans release safety Stevie Brown

The Houston Texans released safety Stevie Brown. 
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The Houston Texans have released safety Stevie Brown, reports ESPN's Tania Ganguli. 

A source told Ganguli the Texans released Brown ahead of Houston's third preseason game so he has a chance to catch on with another team. Brown signed a one-year deal with the Texans in May.

Brown spent the last three seasons with the New York Giants, who have dealt with numerous issues at the safety position since his departure. 

In three seasons in New York, Brown started 32 games, missing the 2013 season. In 2012, he had a career year, recording 76 tackles, two forced fumbles and eight interceptions. 

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Brown, 28, played the first two seasons of his career in Oakland and Indianapolis. He was a seventh-round pick of the Raiders in 2010.