Noah Brown is on the move.
The veteran wide receiver entering his seventh pro season, all with the Cowboys, has reached an agreement with the Houston Texans. The deal is reportedly a one-year pact, according to Aaron Wilson of Houston’s NBC affiliate.
Brown, a 27-year-old who was selected by Dallas in the seventh round of 2017’s draft out of Ohio State, was the Cowboys’ third-leading receiver in 2022 in terms of both receptions and receiving yardage.
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) March 14, 2023
The New Jersey native amassed 82 catches for 980 yards and three touchdowns in his five seasons on the field; he spent the entirety of 2019 on the PUP list.
Brown had been with the Cowboys longer than any other receiver on the 2022 roster.
In Houston, he’ll join former Robert Woods (formerly of the Bills, Rams, and Titans), Amari Rodgers, John Metchie III, Nico Collins, and Brandin Cooks in the WR room, although Cooks is currently seeking a trade.
In Dallas, Brown’s departure weakens a position already thought to be a team trouble spot. CeeDee Lamb remains the leading man, and Michael Gallup had his contract restructured on Monday to stay with the club. T.Y. Hilton is a free agent; youngsters Jalen Tolbert and Simi Fehoko are still looking to make their first real impact, and KaVontae Turpin’s primary role is as a return specialist. Last year’s practice squad included Antonio Callaway, Dontario Drummond, Dennis Houston, and Brandon Smith.
The Cowboys have been heavily linked to free agent Odell Beckham Jr. and mentioned as a possible trade destination for DeAndre Hopkins.