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Texans Could Release A QB Before Training Camp?

 

New Texans HC Bill O’Brien mentioned that they could enter training camp with only three quarterbacks on their roster, which means they could end up parting ways with either T.J. Yates or Case Keenum.

All indications are that Ryan Fitzpatrick will end up winning the starting job during training camp, which makes sense when you consider that he’s really the only quarterback on their roster who has a decent amount of NFL experience.

The Texans used a fourth-round pick on Tom Savage who is likely to take the year to learn the team’s offensive system.

There has been some speculation that Houston could attempt to trade either Yates or Keenum this summer.

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports mentioned that the Ravens could monitor the Texans quarterback situation as they could use a better backup option behind Joe Flacco.

Baltimore hired former Texans HC Gary Kubiak to run their offense, so there are plenty of dots to connect between the two teams.

However, the Ravens could ultimately wait and see if the Texans cut someone, rather than part with draft compensation.

Keenum, 26, has one year remaining on his contract and stands to make $495,000 for the upcoming season. However, he’ll be an exclusive rights free agent, which essentially means the team can re-up him for a very reasonable salary next without having to deal with other interested teams.

Last year, he appeared in eight games for the Texans and threw for 1,760 yards while completing 54.2 percent of his passes to go along with nine touchdowns and six interceptions.

 

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