Ronnie Brown signed by Texans
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Aug 14, 2014 | 735 views | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Former Cartersville running back Ronnie Brown signed with the Houston Texans Tuesday, continuing his NFL career as he enters his 10th season.

Brown worked out for the Texans Monday and was at practice Tuesday. The former all-state running back for Cartersville and 1999 state champion spent the last two seasons with the San Diego Chargers where he rushed for 377 yards and added 431 receiving yards. Brown rushed for 77 yards on eight carries during the 2013 Wild Card round of the AFC playoffs, including a 58-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter that sealed a 27-10 victory for the Chargers over the Cincinnati Bengals.

For his career, Brown has rushed for 5,328 yards and 38 touchdowns after being selected by the Miami Dolphins with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft out of Auburn. He was later selected to the Pro Bowl in 2008.

Now 32 years old, Brown told The Daily Tribune in June that he was in good physical condition and was ready to join a team.

“I still think I can play. I feel good. My body feels as good as it ever has,” Brown said. “I feel like I can contribute. As long as I still feel I can play the game at a high level, which I still do, I’m willing to play. I enjoy the game, love the game.”