News: Brown was waived by the Texans on Wednesday, Mark Berman of MyFoxHouston.com reports.
Impact: The Texans' cutting of Brown would seem to suggest the team is confident in the health of top tailback Arian Foster, who played through a hamstring injury in last Sunday's win over the Bills. The Texans signed cornerback Jumal Rolle off the Packers' practice squad to fill Brown's spot on the 53-man roster.
News: Clowney (knee) recently resumed jogging, the Houston Chronicle reports. "Everything is starting to come along just like I want it to," Clowney said. "I think I'll be back in a few weeks -- that's the goal."
Impact: Now more than three weeks removed from surgery to repair a torn meniscus suffered during the first half of his first regular-season game, Clowney has progressed to the point where he can run lightly on the injured knee. He's hoping to be back in a matter of weeks, but he stressed that his main focus is making sure he is completely healthy before returning to action. This year's top overall draft choice sustained the injury on a non-contact play, but he said it had nothing to do with the turf at NRG Stadium, and rather it was "just how [he] came down on it wrong."
News: Clowney's rehabilitation from arthroscopic surgery on his right knee is going well and he hopes to return for the Houston Texans in a few weeks. Clowney spoke to reporters on Tuesday after an appearance at a local middle school. He says: "Hopefully I'll be back sooner than everyone expects."
Impact: The outside linebacker was injured in the season-opener on Sept. 7 and coach Bill O'Brien said at the time that he would miss 4-6 weeks. This is the third injury for the former South Carolina standout since he was drafted in May. He had sports hernia surgery in the offseason and suffered a concussion during training camp.