After three seasons of supporting and standing behind David Quessenberry, the Texans made the tough decision to waive the offensive lineman with a non-football injury designation. After clearing waivers, the Texans placed him onto the NFi list so the organization holds his rights as a player heading into the 2016 season.
On April 20th, the Texans reworked Quessenberry’s rookie deal to include a full split salary of this base salary if he was not ready for the season. With the team placing Quessneberry on the NFi, his salary will be $333,000 for the 2016 season. The organization and coach, Bill O’Brien, are holding out hope that Quessenberry can and will be ready for the 2017 season.
“In the best interest of him and our team, putting him out there on the practice field, that wasn’t going to be able to be done this year, early in the year especially to give him a chance to make the team,” explained O’Brien.
Quessenberry is currently still going through treatment to keep his lymphoma in remission and those treatments are set to run into early 2017. The Texans are making sure they do right for Quessenberry, who has not played since his final season at San Jose State in 2012, and the organization has to keep moving forward with football decisions. Getting Quessenberry’s situation settled was another move that had to be made.
It has been a positive few seasons for Quessenberry’s health but his football career will be put on hold once again.
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