Rookie Tom Savage gaining ground in Texans backup quarterback race

Tuesday August 26th, 2014

Houston Texan's coach Bill O'Brien says rookie Tom Savage has gained "measurable ground" in the competition for the backup quarterback job behind Ryan Fitzpatrick, according to the Houston Chronicle

Savage, who is competing with Case Keenum for the backup job, was selected by the Texans in the fourth round of the 2014 draft and signed a four-year contract with the team.

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In the Texans' final drive against the Broncos Saturday night, Savage led a nine-play two-minute drill for a touchdown, which he capped off with a pass to complete a game-winning two-point conversion. 

Keenum started eight games for Houston last season, throwing for 1,760 yards with nine touchdowns and six interceptions.

O'Brien said the two will split most of the snaps Thursday night during the Texans' final preseason game.

- Molly Geary

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