Report: Houston Texans to add QB Case Keenum to roster

Monday December 15th, 2014

The Houston Texans are planning to sign quarterback Case Keenum to fill an empty spot on the roster, the Houston Chronicle's John McClain reported on Monday morning.

The anticipated move comes in response to injuries to Houston Texans quarterbacks Ryan Fitzpatrick and Tom Savage on Sunday. 

Keenum was with the Texans during the preseason, but he joined the St. Louis Rams' practice squad after being waived on Aug. 30.

Ryan Fitzpatrick, who started Houston's first nine games, was replaced by Ryan Mallett ahead of the team's Nov. 16 victory against the Cleveland Browns.

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After Mallett was forced out of the lineup by a pectoral injury following the team's Nov. 23 loss to the Bengals, Fitzpatrick again took over the starting role.

In Sunday's loss to the Indianapolis Colts, Fitzpatrick sustained a broken leg and was replaced by rookie quarterback Tom Savage. Savage, however, was hit in the knees on the game's second-to-last play and limped off the field.

The Houston Chronicle reported on Sunday afternoon that Savage, who went 10-of-19 for 127 yards and an interception against the Colts, would undergo an MRI.

Keenum joined the Texans in 2012 as a free agent. He started eight games in 2013, completing 54 percent of his passes for 1,760 yards, nine touchdowns and six interceptions.

Depending on the severity of Savage's injury, Keenum may be one of two quarterbacks Houston adds to the roster, according to the report.

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The Texans are 7-7 so far this season and currently are second to Indianapolis in the AFC South. They host the Baltimore Ravens (9-5) next Sunday.

- Christopher Woody
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