On Monday, the team signed
As of Wednesday afternoon, head coach Gary Kubiak said that including Foster and Tate, any of the five could suit up against the Colts.
Regardless of who plays, quarterback
"I think it will take the pressure off guys of trying to push themselves a little too far," Keenum said. "I feel confident in all of those guys and I think they’re going to do a great job."
Even though none of them have taken snaps in a regular season game this year with the Texans, offensive coordinator Rick Dennison is confident in the abilities of Graham, Johnson and Karim.
"After Monday and today, I think they have a lot of recall for what we do," Dennison said. "I feel pretty good about putting them in there and understanding what we got done.”
Karim is a fourth-year pro who was with the Colts last season, and that's a bonus in the eyes of Kubiak.
Even though he's longer on NFL experience than Graham and Johnson, Karim is shorter on recent reps with a team. The other two have each been practicing for the last month, and Karim shared his biggest challenge.
“Football shape, I guess," Karim said. "You can work out and do everything you want in your off time, but, at the same time, football reps are just different than running outside by yourself. So football shape is different.”
Johnson, meanwhile, was signed from the Cleveland practice squad, and has been impressive in his Monday and Wednesday work in Houston.
"I think DJ has come back, he’s in very good shape," Kubiak said. "He looks just like he did when he left. He’s caught up very quickly."
Graham was elevated from the Texans' practice squad, and Kubiak said he's done "well" in the work during the week this season.