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Case Keenum | Quarterback

Team: St. Louis Rams
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/17/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 205
College: Houston
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Rams claimed QB Case Keenum off waivers from the Texans.
Waived by Houston, which decided to go with Ryan Mallett and rookie Tom Savage behind Ryan Fitzpatrick, 26-year-old Keenum is a natural fit behind Shaun Hill in St. Louis with a similar skill set. Keenum is sneaky athletic and willing to throw into tight windows, though he was slow to learn the Texans' offense last year. If 34-year-old Hill's performance goes south, we wouldn't be at all surprised to see Keenum make starts in the Gateway City. Keenum finished 2013 with a 9:6 TD-to-INT ratio across eight starts, though he completed only 54.2 percent of his throws and fumbled six times, losing two. We'd still expect Keenum to pass Austin Davis on the depth chart within a month or so. Sep 1 - 4:17 PM

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Texans waived QB Case Keenum.

The move clears a roster spot for Ryan Mallett. A third-year undrafted free agent out of Houston, Keenum actually sparked the Texans' offense after first taking over for Matt Schaub last season, but came unraveled due to his inability to identify the blitz. He was effective off play action, however, and showed surprising athleticism. He should have multiple years left in the league as a backup.
Aug 31 - 2:07 PM

The Texans are expected to carry three quarterbacks on their 53-man roster.

Case Keenum appears to be ahead of Tom Savage for backup duties, as Keenum was the No. 2 in the third preseason game and will start Thursday night. They'll both be Texans this year in support of shaky veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick.
Aug 27 - 9:53 AM

Coach Bill O'Brien indicated Sunday that Case Keenum is in danger of losing the Texans' backup quarterback job to rookie Tom Savage.

Fourth-round pick Savage led a 74-yard touchdown drive to win Houston's third preseason game against Denver. "I would say it’s pretty close," O'Brien said. "I think it’s pretty close. We’re discussing that right now." Keenum is 20-of-35 passing for 184 yards, no touchdowns and one interception with two sacks taken this preseason. Ryan Fitzpatrick is clearly locked in as the starter.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 24 - 7:49 PM

Case Keenum was given some first-team reps at Texans practice Thursday.

It's unclear whether there's significance behind Keenum's first-team reps, but it's certainly notable. He's clearly ahead of rookie Tom Savage, and starter Ryan Fitzpatrick was brutal in Houston's preseason opener, tossing two picks and managing 55 yards on 14 pass attempts. We still fully expect Fitzpatrick to open the season as the Texans' starter, but he may not have a long leash.
Aug 14 - 10:59 AM

Coach Bill O'Brien said Case Keenum is ahead of rookie Tom Savage for the Texans' No. 2 quarterback job.

Preseason play will ultimately decide who wins the job. If Keenum beats Savage out, then the Texans are expected to keep three quarterbacks. But if Savage wins the job, then most expect Keenum to be part of final cuts.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 6 - 2:27 PM

Case Keenum said he hopes to throw with Andre Johnson this summer before training camp.

Nobody with the Texans has seen Johnson in a couple months. Keenum plans to give him a call, so both players can stay sharp before camp opens. Neither Ryan Fitzpatrick nor Tom Savage, the other two quarterbacks in Houston, has ever played with Johnson. It remains to be seen whether Johnson plans to show up for training camp. Keenum is competing with Savage for backup duties.
Source: CSN Houston
Jun 26 - 9:23 AM

Speaking Monday, coach Bill O'Brien said the Texans could enter training camp with only three quarterbacks.

That means one of Case Keenum or T.J. Yates could be out, as Ryan Fitzpatrick and rookie Tom Savage aren't going anywhere. Keenum was mostly ineffective in eight starts last season, but at least has big-play ability. Yates has attempted only 32 regular-season passes since filling in for Matt Schaub in 2011.
Jun 9 - 2:34 PM

Case Keenum lost an average of 10.58 yards on his 19 sacks this season, the highest for any quarterback with at least 200 passing attempts.

That's four more yards than the other 37 quarterbacks who attempted at least 200 passes averaged as a collective. The next highest was Matt McGloin, who lost an average of 8.83 yards on his six sacks. Keenum's staggeringly high number is indicative of a player who didn't know what to do in the face of pressure, and took sacks even after he scrambled to create time. Keenum has undeniable big-play ability, but lacks the overall polish to be more than a No. 2.
Source: CSN Houston
Jan 23 - 4:23 PM

Case Keenum (thumb) is inactive for Week 17 against the Titans, and Matt Schaub will start at quarterback.

Keenum has been battling a sprained right (throwing) thumb for the past couple weeks, so Schaub will make what likely will be his final start as a member of the Texans. Also inactive for the Texans are RB Dennis Johnson (hip), WR DeVier Posey, FB Toben Opurum, OL Alex Kupper, OL Cody White, and LB Joe Mays.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 11:33:00 AM

The Texans are leaving their Week 17 starting quarterback up to a game-time decision.

Houston is closing out the season against Tennessee. Case Keenum practiced on a limited basis Friday, but is listed as questionable with a thumb injury. "He was a little sore," interim coach Wade Phillips said of Keenum following Friday's practice. "He's going to be a gametime decision. We're going to wait and see how Case is. It could be a situation where he wouldn't be able to start but he'd be the backup." If Keenum doesn't get the nod, Matt Schaub will.
Fri, Dec 27, 2013 03:35:00 PM

Case Keenum (thumb) threw the ball a "normal amount" in Thursday's practice, and will start Sunday's finale if healthy.

He was officially "full" on Thursday. Barring a setback, Keenum should be under center against the Titans as he auditions to be Houston's No. 2 quarterback next season.
Thu, Dec 26, 2013 02:09:00 PM

Case Keenum (thumb) remains day to day.

Interim coach Wade Phillips didn't sound terribly optimistic about Keenum's status at Monday's presser, going as far as to hint that T.J. Yates might get the start against Tennessee. We'll likely know Keenum's status by Wednesday, when the Texans return to practice.
Mon, Dec 23, 2013 05:27:00 PM

Case Keenum (thumb) has been ruled out for Sunday's Week 16 game against the Broncos.

Matt Schaub will get the start. Keenum sprained his right (throwing) thumb against the Colts last Sunday. He's been absolutely brutal since throwing seven touchdowns to zero interceptions over his first three starts. Keenum has an 0-8 record as a starter and hit "rock bottom" last week. Schaub could very well close out the season before getting the ax from the Texans in the offseason.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 02:03:00 PM

Case Keenum has been diagnosed with a sprained right (throwing) thumb, and is questionable for Week 16.

The Texans are awaiting MRI results. "He'll be evaluated, but it's a concern," were the words of interim coach Wade Phillips on Monday. Phillips also said that Keenum hit "rock bottom" in Sunday's ugly loss to the Colts, but implied he'll be under center for Week 16 if he can get medically cleared. The Texans don't need to see any more from Matt Schaub, and have apparently determined T.J. Yates isn't worthy of another shot.
Mon, Dec 16, 2013 04:43:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Austin Davis
2Shaun Hill
3Case Keenum
RB1Zac Stacy
2Benny Cunningham
3Trey Watts
4Chase Reynolds
5Tre Mason
GLB1Zac Stacy
2Benny Cunningham
3RB1Zac Stacy
2Benny Cunningham
FB1Cory Harkey
WR11Brian Quick
2Tavon Austin
3Stedman Bailey
WR21Kenny Britt
2Chris Givens
3Austin Pettis
WR31Tavon Austin
TE1Jared Cook
2Lance Kendricks
3Alex Bayer
K1Greg Zuerlein