QB - FA
Week 8 Outlook
Brandon Weeden has had a good training camp and appears to be the primary backup to starting quarterback Deshaun Watson, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Weeden will back up Watson who is coming off of knee surgery but should be healthy enough to start Game 1 for the Texans. Weeden will have no value this season unless Watson gets hurt again.
ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting free agent quarterback Brandon Weeden is signing with Tennessee TItans.
With Marcus Mariota is dealing with a hamstring injury -- he is considered "day-to-day -- he is uncertain to play in Sunday's favorable matchup against the Dolphins. As a result, Matt Cassel is in line to start if Mariota is ultimately designated inactive. Since the Titans only carry two QBs on their roster, however, they signed Weeden to backup Cassel in Week 5 should the aforementioned scenario play out.
The Houston Texans and QB Brandon Weeden agreed to terms on a two-year, $4 million deal according to Around the NFL.
Brandon Weeden re-signing with the Texans verifies reports that Brian Hoyer is likely on his way out of Houston. Following horrific play in Dallas, Weeden was claimed by the Texans late in the season when their quarterback troubles became deeper. Weeden won both of his starts in Houston posting 305 passing yards and three touchdowns in those contests.
Brandon Weeden completed 15-of-24 passes for 200 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed the ball twice for 11 yards and a touchdown in the Texans Week 16 defeat of the Titans.
Weeden did not look like the same quarterback that we saw in Dallas. Although he was not spectacular he was effective and even elusive running for his first career touchdown. Bill O'Brien stated that Hoyer is still the starter when healthy, so Weeden should take a seat back on the bench in Week 17 with Hoyer expected to be cleared. It is promising for Houston fans that it looks like they have a competent backup should Hoyer get injured again.
Brandon Weeden completed 11-of-18 passes for 105 yards and a touchdown in the Texans Week 15 win over the Colts. Weeden entered the game in the second quarter after T.J. Yates tore his ACL.
Weeden played pretty solid for only taking one first team rep in practice. It is unclear if Brian Hoyer will be cleared for the Texans Week 16 matchup against the Titans. If he is not cleared Weeden will indeed get the start.