Houston Texans: Another QB to IR, B.J. Daniels signed
By Randy Gurzi
Houston placed quarterback T.J. Yates on season ending IR, and signed B.J. Daniels off the Seattle Seahawks practice squad
The Houston Texans made a move which becoming all too familiar for head coach Bill O’Brien, they placed a quarterback on season ending injured reserve.
After seeing season ending injuries to Ryan Mallett and Ryan Fitzpatrick in 2014, the Texans have now placed two more passers on the IR in 2015. Tom Savage was placed on the injury list before the season officially began, and now T.J. Yates joins him after tearing his ACL against the Indianapolis Colts.
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To replace Yates, Houston signed quarterback/receiver B.J. Daniels off the Seattle Seahawks practice squad. The former South Florida quarterback was a seventh round selection of the 49ers in 2013, but never made the 53-man roster.
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He has been on Seattle ever since and saw playing time in six games this season as a receiver and return man. On the season he has two catches for 18 yards and one punt return for just seven yards.
The team turned to their fourth quarterback of the season, Brandon Weeden, when Yates went down with the knee injury. With normal starter Brian Hoyer still in the NFL concussion protocol, Daniels will have a chance to move back to his original position.
If Hoyer is unable to go on Sunday, Weeden will get the start just weeks after being cut by the Dallas Cowboys. Daniels would then be one play away from being the fifth quarterback on the season for the Texans.