Originally written June 14, 2012 on State of the Texans:
[<a href="http://storify.com/PHABMK6/blast-from-the-past-texans-sign-two" target="_blank">View the story "Blast from the Past: Texans Sign Two " on Storify</a>]<br /> <h1>Blast from the Past: Texans Sign Two </h1> <h2></h2> <p>Storified by State of the Texans &middot; Thu, Jun 14 2012 17:16:45</p> <div>Busy day: #Texans extended Gary Kubiak &amp; Rick Smith, finished mini-camp, signed Whitney Mercilus, Moran Norris &amp; Keith BrownerNick Scurfield</div> <div>Wordpress</div> <div>The Houston Texans have signed two to their roster, by adding fullback Moran Norris and defensive end Keith Browner Jr. who worked out with the team during their three day mini-camp in Houston. Head Coach Gary Kubiak was positive about what Norris and Browner were doing with their reps at camp. <div><br><a target=”_blank” href=”http://www.nfl.com/player/morannorris/2504757/profile”>Moran Norris</a>, a Houston native, at 6-1 and 250 lbs. was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the 2001 NFL draft in the 4th round out of Kansas. (115th overall). Norris was a part of the&nbsp;inaugural&nbsp;Texans team in 2002 and was the fullback for the Texans (2002-2005) and he also contributed on special teams too. Norris then bounced from the San Francisco 49ers&nbsp;(’06-’07) to the Detroit Lions (’08) and then back to the 49ers (’09-’11).&nbsp;</div> <div><br>Norris will provided the fullback that Kubiak has made a staple of his offense and provide a good changeup for current fullback and&nbsp;tight end&nbsp;James Casey. &nbsp;Norris blocked for the franchise leading rusher in Dominack Davis, now he will have the chance to block for Arian Foster who is 98 yards away from the franchise rushing record.&nbsp;</div> <div><br>As for&nbsp;<a target=”_blank” href=”http://www.calbears.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/browner_keith00.html”>Keith Browner</a>&nbsp;he was a defensive end for the California Golden Bears and went undrafted in the 2011 NFL draft. At 6-5 266 lbs. it would be&nbsp;realistic&nbsp;to think that he would be looking to contribute at the outside linebacker position and find a spot on the special teams units.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div>Sfgate</div>

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