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Four QBs vie for place on Houston Texans roster for 2014 season

Four players contened for the staring quarterback job for the Houston Texans in 2013. Only Case Keenum and T.J. Yates remain in 2014.
Four players contened for the staring quarterback job for the Houston Texans in 2013. Only Case Keenum and T.J. Yates remain in 2014.
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It is being reported by the Houston Texans writer and the host of Texans TV Drew Dougherty, via an article on their website posted on June 5, 2014, that all four quarterback prospects are still in contention for a place on the roster.

Case Keenum and T.J. Yates, both a part of the 2013 Texans team, along with Ryan Fitzpatrick and Tom Savage, are vying for a spot on the 2014 roster and competition in fairly equal.

Texans head coach. Bill O’Brien was quoted in the article about his four quarterback prospects:

"Each guy has gone in there and had some good moments and each guy has had some moments that weren’t so good. But it looks to me that position is being coached very well and is progressing right along like we expected it to.”

Keeenum, the former Houston Cougars standout, started in eight games for the Texans in 2013; completing 137 of 253 passes for 1,760 yards and nine touchdowns. He also rushed for 72 yards on 14 carries and one touchdown."

Yates played three games for the Texans in 2014, completing 15-of-22 passes for 113 yards.

In his three years on the Texans roster, he has played in 13 games completing 101-of 166 passes for 1,100 yard and three touchdowns.

The former North Carolina Tar Heel started five games for the Texans in 2011 and passed for three touchdowns.

Fitzpatrick, who was signed to a two-year contract with the Texans on March 18, 2014, has played for FOUR different NFL teams prior to joining the Texans’ roster.

The nine year NFL veteran played for the St. Louis Rams in 2005 and 2006,

He later joined the Cincinnati Bengals for two seasons (2007, 2008) before beginning a four year stint with the Buffalo Bills.

In 2013, he started nine games for the Tennessee Titans.

The former Ivy League MVP for Harvard in 2004; has started in 68 games in his professional career passing for 14,444 yards and 106 touchdowns.

Savage, who rounds out the quartet of quarterback prospects for the Texans, was d rafted in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

He played for Rutgers and Pittsburgh during his college career, completing 530 passes on 787 attempts for 5,690 yards and 37 touchdowns.

The Texans will likely carry three quarterbacks on the roster for 2014, which means one of these gentlemen will be cut or placed on waivers before the regular season begins.

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