Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans...
We had to start here. Chris Baldwin of Houston Culture Map wonders if the Texans' quarterback competition was fair. Did Case Keenum have a real chance? Baldwin argues that Ryan Fitzpatrick, whom the Texans declared their starter yesterday, is what he is at 31 years old. Keenum, on the other hand, has more wide open potential. "O'Brien notes that Fitzpatrick still needs to keep earning the starting job, day after day. But moments later, he says that Fitzpatrick will get a majority of the reps going forward. How are the coaches going to gauge what Keenum or Savage could really do in the offense if it's already all about getting Fitzpatrick ready?" My answer? They aren't worried about letting Keenum or Savage make a real case for unseating Fitzpatrick right now. They're more interested in getting the starter ready for the season.
Texans offensive tackle David Quessenberry's brothers showed support for him as he goes through chemotherapy by shaving their heads. Quessenberry was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins T Lymphoblastic Lymphoma two weeks ago and is being treated at MD Anderson Hospital.
Texans guard Xavier Su'a-Filo was finally allowed back with the Texans and signed his contract, writes Dave Zangaro of CSNHouston.com. Su'a-Filo's college, UCLA, is on the quarter system and finishes school later than most. NFL rules mandate that players can't attend voluntary workouts until after their school's graduation, even if they aren't graduating. Consequently, Su'a-Filo missed all of organized team activities. “I was just anxious,” Su'a-Filo said. “It’s different studying the iPad and watching the film than actually being here. I think that I was just anxious and excited and couldn’t wait to get back here.”