Brown expects to begin practicing without a knee brace at some point in the next two weeks, Scott Bordow and Bob McManaman of The Arizona Republic reports. "I've been kind of transitioning without it for the last month or so and it's felt great without it," Brown said. "Personally for me, I feel like I obviously move a lot more fluid without the brace. It's really more of a mental thing than anything."
Brown (hamstring) entered training camp at 185 pounds, 12 pounds heavier than his health-marred 2016 season, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports. "Once I got the cyst removed I was able to put on weight, take care of my body right," Brown said. "I was doing a lot of lifting and working out, but somehow I maintain the weight."
Houston wide receivers coach John Perry envisions Strong operating as a red-zone threat, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. "I've been really impressed by what he's done. He's a bigger guy. That's what he has to do . The guy where you put the ball up as a bigger receiver and have him go up there and get it. I see him doing that for us," said Perry.