Texans coach Bill O'Brien: Ryan Fitzpatrick is starting quarterback

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Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien confirmed Ryan Fitzpatrick will be the team's starting quarterback, the Houston Chronicle's Brian T. Smith reports.

During Saturday's preseason opening 32-0 loss against the Arizona Cardinals, Fitzpatrick completed 6 of 14 passes for 55 yards and threw two interceptions.

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Despite the loss and interceptions, O'Brien responded "yes" to reporters when asked if Fitzpatrick will continue to start over backups Case Keenum and Tom Savage.

The preseason opener also marked No. 1 draft pick Jadeveon Clowney's professional debut. Clowney had one tackle for loss during the game.

The Texans finished last season 2-14 after opening the season with two victories.

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