The Houston Texans have promoted quarterback Alex McGough from the ten-man practice squad to their active roster.
The Houston Texans have announced that they have signed Alex McGough to their 53 man active roster. He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the seventh round of the 2018 NFL Draft but was waived and signed on the practice squad as a rookie. McGough signed to the Jacksonville Jaguars to a future reserve contract and spent the preseason as one of their signal-callers in 2019.
McGough signed to the Texans practice squad while NFL teams were cutting down to their final rosters ahead of the regular season. He had multiple offers on the table to sign on practice squads, but he decided to sign with the Texans after they were willing to pay him a sizeable amount of money to join their ten-man practice squad.
According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, the Jaguars were interested in signing McGough from the Texans practice squad after placing Nick Foles on the injured reserve with a broken clavicle. Texans made a savvy business decision in promoting McGough as they were interested enough in him to pay top money to be part of their practice squad.
Quarterback coach Carl Smith worked with McGough in Seattle and saw enough potential for the Texans to retain him. McGough will be the third quarterback on the depth chart behind Deshaun Watson and A.J. McCarron as they prepare for week two against the Jaguars.
Cornerback Cornwell Armstrong was waived so McGough could be promoted to the Texans active roster.