Dec 11, 2022; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Noah Brown (85) reacts during the game against the Houston Texans at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, the Houston Texans are signing former Cowboys wide receiver Noah Brown to a one-year deal. Brown was expected to leave Dallas in free agency, but he stays in the state of Texas. The terms of the contract are not yet known.
Brown had a breakout year in Dallas this past season, catching 43 passes for 555 and three touchdowns as Dallas’ third receiver and fourth primary receiving target behind CeeDee Lamb, Michael Gallup, and Dalton Schultz. Brown saw a massive uptick in production with Cooper Rush at quarterback when Dak Prescott went down with an injured right thumb. That continued when Dak returned to the lineup.
Brown, 27, is entering his sixth NFL season after being drafted by the Cowboys with the 239th overall pick in the seventh round of the 2017 NFL Draft. The Cowboys drafted him in part due to Ezekiel Elliott’s bullish recommendation of the wideout when they were teammates at Ohio State. He was originally drafted for his ability to block from the outside.
Brown saw playing time early, but never in a significant role, never eclipsing 200 yards receiving in his first four seasons.
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