Houston Texans Waive QB Case Keenum

The Houston Texans have released QB Case Keenum, according to John McClain (Houston Chronicle).

Case Keenum, 26, finishes his Texans career with 1,760 passing yards and a 9/6 – TD/INT ratio.

The Texans just traded for Ryan Mallett from the New England Patriots, leaving Keenum as the odd man out. The former UH quarterback had an up-and-down preseason, and didn’t seem to improve much from last season.

Keenum became the Texans starting quarterback, leapfrogging T.J. Yates last season when Matt Schaub went down. Though he was electrifying at times, the Texans were unable to win one game he started.

Case came into the offseason fighting for the team’s starting job. However, the Texans signed QB Ryan Fitzpatrick and named him the team’s starter. After drafting QB Tom Savage in the 4th round of this year’s NFL Draft, the Texans let Keenum and Savage battle it out for the team’s backup spot.

The Texans weren’t likely to bring in another quarterback this late in the preseason, but Mallett’s familiarity with O’Brien’s offense, likely helped make the decision to bring in a new quarterback. With no room to hold 4 quarterbacks on the roster, Keenum is the odd man out with Savage likely regulated to #3 quarterback duties.

Keenum had a great run as a Texan but all good times must come to an end.

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