Tom Savage named Texans’ starting quarterback

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Tom Savage is officially the Houston Texans starting quarterback. But for how long?

I just wrote on Sunday that Houston Texans quarterback Tom Savage has proven through the first two weeks of the preseason why he should be the starter heading into the regular season.

On Tuesday, Texans’ head coach Bill O’Brien announced that Savage is in fact their starting quarterback.

What’s really encouraging for rookie Deshaun Watson is that he’s been named the Texans’ No. 2 quarterback heading into the season. This of course means that veteran Brandon Weeden will serve as the third-string quarterback.

So if Savage either goes down with an injury or struggles at some point during the season, Watson will be the guy to step in.

That says a lot about how much the Texans’ coaching staff believe in Watson. They could easily have him be their third string quarterback.  But it’s obvious they’re more confident in him than Weeden.

Some Texans’ injury news.

Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reported on Tuesday that tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz is close to returning. This is great news. Hopefully he can at least get some preseason snaps under his belt.

Hopefully Pratt can quickly back on the field before time runs out. He may have a hard time making the 53-man roster.

Wide receiver Braxton Miller still isn’t practicing as he continues to nurse a sprained ankle.

DeAndre Hopkins and Jadeveon Clowney were also still out held out of practice.

Rookie running back D’Onta Foreman failed to finish practice on Tuesday due to muscle soreness.

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