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Case Keenum | Quarterback

Team: Houston Texans
Age / DOB:  (27) / 2/17/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 205
College: Houston
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Case Keenum completed 25-of-35 passes for 250 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in the Texans' 23-17, Week 17 win over the Jaguars.
Released at final cuts by the Texans coming out of the preseason, Keenum spent the majority of the season on the Rams’ practice squad before getting snapped up ahead of Week 16 and starting the final two games of the season, leading the Texans to two wins and keeping their playoff dreams alive. Keenum is a fearless gunslinger but has severe accuracy issues. He’s not an NFL starter, but should be given every opportunity to win a backup job somewhere in 2015. Sun, Dec 28, 2014 04:37:00 PM

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Case Keenum completed 20-of-42 passes for 185 yards, zero touchdowns, and one interception in the Texans' 25-13, Week 16 win over the Ravens.

The Texans tried to keep their starting quarterback a secret, failing to announce one before kickoff, but the wide belief was it would be Keenum. After going 0-8 with the Texans in 2013, Keenum was signed off the Rams' practice squad on Monday and gets his first NFL win Sunday. He started off hot, picking on Ravens RCB Rashaan Melvin, but eventually cooled off considerably after the opening drive. Keenum still played better than expected considering the circumstances. The 8-7 Texans close out the year against the Jaguars in Week 17.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 04:44:00 PM

The Texans still haven't announced Case Keenum as their Week 16 starter.

Per multiple reports, Keenum is fully expected to get the nod over Thad Lewis. But Bill O'Brien comes from Bill Belichick's school of secrecy, so the team isn't announcing it.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 11:46:00 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Texans are leaning toward starting Case Keenum at quarterback for Week 16 against the Ravens.

As expected. Keenum simply knows the offense better as a whole than Thad Lewis. Keenum spent the summer with the Texans, while Lewis was signed just a few weeks ago. Neither Keenum nor Lewis would be on the fantasy radar. The Ravens may have a suspect secondary, but they have a dominant pass rush.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 10:10:00 AM

CBS' Jason La Canfora says "every expectation" is that Case Keenum will start Sunday's game against the Ravens.

Bill O'Brien isn't tipping his hand between Keenum and Thad Lewis. But Keenum makes more sense as he was with the team throughout the offseason program and training camp before losing his backup job to Tom Savage and Ryan Mallett. However, Keenum was brutal in four preseason games going 28-of-52 (53.8%) for 254 yards (4.88 YPA) with zero touchdowns and two interceptions, good for a 51.3 passer rating. He's not even a two-quarterback league option against a Ravens defense that can cover their secondary woes with a swarming front seven.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 09:51:00 AM

Texans signed QB Case Keenum off the Rams' practice squad.

It made too much sense. The Texans lost Ryan Fitzpatrick to a broken leg and rookie Tom Savage to a potentially-serious knee injury in Week 15, leaving Thad Lewis as the only healthy QB on the roster. Keenum was part of Houston's final cuts in the summer and knows the offense. He may even be asked to start Week 16 against the Ravens if Lewis hasn't fully picked up the system.
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 09:28:00 AM

Rams waived QB Case Keenum.

The move clears a roster spot for trade acquisition Mark Barron. Keenum had yet to be active as the Rams' No. 3 quarterback this season. They'll go forward with Austin Davis and Shaun Hill. Keenum showed play-making ability in 2013. He should resurface as someone's No. 3.
Tue, Oct 28, 2014 04:20:00 PM

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.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 04:17:00 PM

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.
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 02:07:00 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.
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 09:53:00 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.
Sun, Aug 24, 2014 07:49:00 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.
Thu, Aug 14, 2014 10:59:00 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.
Wed, Aug 6, 2014 02:27:00 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
Thu, Jun 26, 2014 09:23:00 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.
Mon, Jun 9, 2014 02:34:00 PM

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QB1Ryan Fitzpatrick
2Case Keenum
3Tom Savage
4Thad Lewis
RB1Arian Foster
2Alfred Blue
3Jonathan Grimes
4Ben Malena
GLB1Arian Foster
2Alfred Blue
3RB1Arian Foster
2Jonathan Grimes
FB1Jay Prosch
WR11DeAndre Hopkins
2Damaris Johnson
3Keshawn Martin
4Travis Labhart
WR21Andre Johnson
2DeVier Posey
3Alan Bonner
4Jace Davis
5Uzoma Nwachukwu
WR31Damaris Johnson
TE1Garrett Graham
2C.J. Fiedorowicz
3Ryan Griffin
4Anthony Denham
K1Randy Bullock