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QB Case Keenum returns to Texans

Case Keenum is back.

The former Texans quarterback signed with the team on Monday morning. Tom Savage will be unable to play on Sunday, and Ryan Fitzpatrick is headed to the injured reserve with broken tibia. Keenum, according to head coach Bill O'Brien, might even start against the Ravens this Sunday.

"We'll make a decision as we go through the week here who will start the game against Baltimore," O'Brien said.

Keenum, or Thad Lewis, will be the starter under center against the Ravens.

Keenum started eight games in 2013 for Houston, throwing nine touchdowns and six interceptions. He completed 54.2 percent of his passes for 1,760 yards. He was also with the Texans throughout the spring and summer, and saw action in the preseason. His knowledge of the offense, and time with the squad are bonuses, for O'Brien.

"He was with us when we installed the offense when we first got here," O'Brien said. "He was with us in training camp. He's a very bright guy and he has very good recall."

Keenum was on the Rams practice squad after getting released by the Texans on August 31. He originally signed with the Texans as a rookie free agent in May of 2012. He spent that season on the practice squad, and was then inactive for the first six games of 2013.

In his college career at the University of Houston, he passed for an NCAA record 19,217 yards and 155 touchdowns, and won the Sammy Baugh Trophy twice.


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