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Texans Claim QB Brandon Weeden Off Waivers From Cowboys

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Texans have claimed QB Brandon Weeden off of waivers from the Cowboys.

Dallas needed to create a roster spot for Tony Romo, who is being activated from the short-term injured reserve list.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones made it clear that they were moving forward with Romo and Matt Cassel as their top-two quarterbacks, which left Weeden as the odd-man-out in Dallas.

As for the Texans, starting QB Brian Hoyer is in the concussion protocol, which leaves them with T.J. Yates as their starting quarterback.

While Weeden may not be a long-term answer, he’s likely the best available quarterback, so bringing him in for the immediate future isn’t a bad move.

Weeden, 32, is in the final year of his  two-year, $1.23 million contract and stands to make a base salary of $660,000 for the 2015 season.

Over the course of four games, Weeden has thrown for 739 yards while completing 72.4 percent of his passes to go along with two touchdowns and two interceptions. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 21 quarterback out of 35 qualifying players.

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