Texans could cut TJ Yates or Case Keenum before camp

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Currently the Houston Texans have four quarterbacks on their roster. While no one expects the Texans to keep that many signal callers when the season starts head coach Bill O’Brien says that all four may not make it to camp.

Signed as a free agent Ryan Fitzpatrick is not going anywhere nor is draftee Tom Savage which leaves TJ Yates and Case Keenum on the bubble.

“Any time you have four … I don’t think it’s easy to divide the reps,” said O’Brien, said via the Houston Chronicle. “I think you can really get three guys reps in practice, which is basically what we’ve been doing. I know that’s probably not the easiest thing for those guys. But three out of four have been getting reps.”

While Yates initially began the 2013 season as the back to Matt Scahub the Texans quickly moved on to Keenum once Schaub was benched. Keenum showed big play ability early but the Texans stumbled to 0-8 during his time under center.

“These quarterbacks, I have to … everybody and the fans, especially: These guys have been working extremely hard,” O’Brien said. “They’ve all had really good moments. They’re very competitive. They’ve been in this building seven days a week, studying on their own, studying with myself, studying with George Godsey, mostly. … It’s a very competitive situation.”