Aug 28, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Case Keenum (7) attempts a pass during the first quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Houston Texans release QB Case Keenum

The Houston Texans have released backup quarterback Case Keenum, as reported by the Houston Chronicle’s Ultimate Texans blog.

Keenum started eight games for the Texans in ’13, replacing then starting quarterback Matt Schaub, who was traded to the Oakland Raiders this offseason.

Keenum was 0-8 as the Texans starter, as he was an undrafted QB by the Texans in 2012 out of the University of Houston.

In ’13, Keenum was 137-of-253 for 1,760 yards with nine touchdowns and six interceptions for the Texans as the starter.

He also fumbled six times in ’13, where the Texans finished 2-14 overall.

I’m torn about this release, because even if I don’t believe Keenum was the answer for the Texans as the starter, I would of rather had him as the starting QB over Ryan Fitzpatrick, who I was not impressed with at all this offseason or preseason.

Keenum never got a real chance to play with the starters this preseason, and never got a real opportunity to even be considered the starter over Fitzpatrick.

For the Texans, they traded a sixth round draft pick to obtain former New Engalnd Patriots quarterback Ryan Mallett on Sunday, so the Texans had to release someone.

The third QB on the Texans roster is rookie Tom Savage, whom the Texans drafted in the fourth round in May out of Pittsburgh.

Give us your thoughts on the release of Keenum and the trade for Mallett.

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