Allen getting back to form: Big things were expected of Dwayne Allen last season, but a hip injury stopped things before they could get started. Now the Colts tight end is looking to make up for lost time, saying he’s “almost to 110 percent.” Math notwithstanding, it creates intriguing prospects in Indianapolis. The prospect of Andrew Luck having two dynamic tight ends to throw to — along with Reggie Wayne and Hakeem Nicks on the outside — is a encouraging one for fantasy owners. Although it’s definitely bad news for opposing defenses … and probably Trent Richardson.
Brown to visit Texans: Former Giants running back Andre Brown is scheduled to meet with the Texans today. Brown has been a productive option when he’s been on the field. That last part has been tricky. In the past two seasons, he has played just 18 games combined because of leg injuries. With a crowd forming in New York, a move to Houston would allow Brown to see consistent touches — especially if Bill O’Brien decides to lighten Arian Foster’s workload. Brown might not have quite the appeal of Ben Tate, but he’ll be a solid handcuff if he does sign with the Texans.
Burleson joins Browns: The Browns have added another receiver to its stable, agreed with Nate Burleson on a one-year deal. The veteran is likely to provide leadership in an offense that is short on experience, but don’t expect him to offer much in the way of production. Injuries have limited Burleson to 15 games in the past two seasons and at 32 (he’ll turn 33 in August), it’s fair to say that his best days are behind him.
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