Panthers Claim QB Taylor Heinicke Off Waivers From Texans

The Carolina Panthers have claimed QB Taylor Heinicke off of waivers from the Texans on Monday, according to James Plamer.

Heinicke, 25, wound up signing on with the Vikings as an undrafted free agent out of Old Dominion back in 2015. He managed to make the 53-man roster during his rookie season but wasn’t active for a single game.

The Vikings placed him on the non-football injury list at the start of the 2016 season with an ankle injury before bringing him back towards the end of the season. Unfortunately, the Vikings elected to waive Heinicke with an injury designation coming out of the preseason last year before eventually cutting him loose with an injury settlement.

Heinicke had a brief stint on the Patriots’ practice squad and then signed with the Texans’ practice squad and eventually being called up in December.

In 2017, Heinicke appeared in one game for the Texans and completed one pass for 10 yards and rushed for two yards.

 

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