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Texans Notebook: Tom Savage on his Injury History, Jay Cutler News and David Quessenberry's Return

Texans Notebook: Jay Cutler interest, Tom Savage on his injuries and David Quesseneberry.

Tom Savage on his Injury History 

Jay Culter News

With the NFL Draft closing in, it appears that the Jay Cutler camp is getting impatient with the way the off-season has played out. As we reported after the end of the Tony Romo saga (Read Here), both free agent quarterbacks Colin Kaepernick and Jay Cutler would be discussed at length to figure out if either would be a match for the Houston Texans. A report mentioned that the Texans had initial talks with Cutler and what the team felt for the veteran quarterback was labeled as “mild interest,” but Bill O’Brien opted to roll with Tom Savage over Cutler according to Jeff Dickerson of ESPN. 

It is clear that the Texans could have had Cutler in the fold for the upcoming season and now the pendulum has shifted back to O’Brien making, which appears, the final call on the quarterback position. There should be no reason for anyone to scoff at the idea of O’Brien making the call on the quarterback who will potentially run his offense. Cutler could have come well below market price and, according to reports, Cutler was willing to take less to land with the Texans. 

Certainly, the Texans have become a potential destination for veteran quarterbacks who are looking for jobs to prolong their career in the NFL. 

David Quessenberry To Return 

One of the storylines to watch heading into OTAs is the return of David Quessenberry who just finished his last round of chemotherapy this past week. Now, his focus turns to the football field and whether he can make an improbable comeback, not only to the field but potentially on the 53-man roster after 1,000+ days away from the game. Quessenberry is hitting the weight room with his teammates and working on the field getting his conditioning up for OTAs. 

There is some uncertainty on how Quessenberry and his doctors will navigate his comeback and a work in progress. The real work is when the pads get put on during training camp and how he can handle the banging in full-contact practices. 

“That’s what they’re working on right now. We’re in uncharted territory, I guess,” Quessenberry said of his return. “Nobody’s ever gone (through) what I’ve gone through specifically, so they’re working as we go. But I feel great and it will be very soon where I can play.”

Quessenberry arrived to the Texans as an offensive tackle from San Jose State but was bumped inside to play both guard positions for during the Kubiak years. Now, where he fits on the offensive line is yet to be seen but Quessenberry is not too picky on where the team wants him. 

“I really like the offensive line position in general – tackle, guard, center. I think I take pride in being able to play them all. Wherever I can help the team,” Quessenberry said on his position. 

How the Quessenberry story plays out will be one of the stories to watch during the off-season 

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