A year after entering remission, cancer survivor Davi dQuessenberry has been released by the Houston Texans, though the team may want him back in some role
Sadly for Houston Texans offensive lineman David Quessenberry, his quest to play in the NFL after battling cancer may have hit a road block. The Texans waived the 2013 sixth-round pick from San Jose State with a non-football injury designation.
Quessenberry has never played a down in the NFL after his rookie season was ended due to a foot injury and before being able to return from that set back he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin T-lymphoblastic lymphoma.
After being told by head coach Bill O’Brien that 2015 wouldn’t be the season for the lineman to return, he was placed on the non-football illness/injury list, ending his season. A full year removed from being called in remission, DQ was optimistic that he could make it to the field in 2016.
He had gained back the majority of the weight he lost during treatment and believed he was strong enough to go forward. However, if that is the case, it won’t be with the Texans.
Any other team in the NFL can put in a claim for Quessenberry, but if they don’t he could revert to the Texans non-football injury list yet again.
Per Tania Ganguli of ESPN the team does want to bring him back, however it looks as though it would be in some role other than as a football player.
If this is the end of the line for Quessenbery, it’s an incredibly unfortunate ending to a career that never got started. People have rallied around him since the diagnosis, and hopes are still that he can somehow make his dram come true and play in the NFL one day.
If not, at least the most important news is that he is still in remission.