Draft Scout Snapshot: A closer look at the Texans' picks: Round 3/76 - Brandon Brooks, OG, 6-4, 353, Miami, Ohio...He's the largest player on the team, but the coaches say he's quick off the ball and has nifty feet for his size. They expect him to compete for the right-guard job. - The Sports Xchange
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08/25/14 - RG Brandon Brooks, who started for the first time last season and was a dynamic run blocker, came off the non-football injury list last week and practiced hard in the altitude at Denver. He'd been sidelined with a back injury. He played almost the entire game against the Broncos and played well.
07/27/14 - G Brandon Brooks was declared active/non-football injury by the Texans Saturday (July 26).
12/26/13 - --RG Brandon Brooks, a third-round pick in 2012, started for the first time this season. Because the team has been such a disaster, the coaches say his solid performance hasn't received the attention he would get if the team were winning.
10/17/13 - RG Brandon Brooks (toe) was limited in practice but will start against the Chiefs.
10/10/13 - RG Brandon Brooks (toe) was limited in practice but should start against the Rams.
10/03/13 - RG Brandon Brooks has a sore toe. He didn't participate in practice Wednesday and looks to be day-to-day.
01/08/13 - RG Brandon Brooks, another rookie, is rotating with starter Ben Jones. Brooks, 6-5, 330, is the heaviest player on the team. He has quick feet, and he's shown a lot of improvement. Going against Vince Wilfork will be part of his maturation as a player, but, like Jones, he's doomed to experience growing pains.
12/31/12 - RG Brandon Brooks, a rookie who had been playing well in spot duty, got mashed and mauled several times against the Colts. He gave up a sack that never should have happened.
12/06/12 - G Brandon Brooks was drafted in the third round out of Miami of Ohio to compete for a starting job at right guard. But Ben Jones, a fourth-round pick, beat him to it. Jones learned a new position and excelled at it. He rotated with veteran Antoine Caldwell before winning the starting job. With Caldwell injured, Brooks got his first extensive playing time at Detroit and got more in the victory over Tennessee. At 6-5, 340, he's massive but has quick feet. At some point in the future, Brooks and Jones could be the starting guards.
07/25/12 - G Brandon Brooks signed a four-year contract with the Texans.