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John Beck beats out Case Keenum for No. 3 in Houston

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Quarterback Case Keenum had hoped to follow up a standout college career at the University of Houston by becoming a member of the city’s NFL team.

That could still happen, but it looks like Keenum will need to do it from the practice squad. John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Texans will waive Keenum as they make their way to the 53-man roster limit on Friday.

McClain expects Keenum to be added to the practice squad if he passes through waivers without getting claimed by another team. While you can never count out the possibility of one man falling in love with Keenum’s ability, that seems like a pretty good bet since Keenum didn’t do enough in his preseason work to make a spot on the 53-man roster somewhere else seem like a possibility.

McClain’s colleague Tania Ganguli reports that John Beck will not be cut, which means he’ll be the third-string quarterback behind Matt Schaub and T.J. Yates to start the season. Ganguli also reports that center Cody Wallace and wide receiver Jerrell Jackson will also get their walking papers. PFT has also learned that the team will be parting ways with veteran fullback Moran Norris.

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9 Responses to “John Beck beats out Case Keenum for No. 3 in Houston”
  1. voiceofreasonsays says: Aug 31, 2012 1:15 PM

    I can’t understand how this hack will still collect an NFL paycheck while Dennis Dixon isn’t on a roster.

  2. jvkaimak says: Aug 31, 2012 1:20 PM

    Case Keenum must be awful to get beat out by John Beck…he was awful to watch last season. Go Griffin!!!!

  3. timb12 says: Aug 31, 2012 1:22 PM

    I hope you’re talking about Beck.

  4. thesmartestmanever says: Aug 31, 2012 1:24 PM

    Beck if nothing else is familiar with that system after being with the Redskins for two years. that’s about the only positive thing i can say about Beck

  5. texansdude says: Aug 31, 2012 1:38 PM

    I was hoping Norris, but he did nothing in the preseason with the snaps he got. Beck did look better than Keenum, and I hope Keenum gets back to the PS.

  6. burlbradley says: Aug 31, 2012 2:00 PM

    Someone warn Matt Schaub…John Beck is coming for him.

  7. kuesoken says: Aug 31, 2012 3:05 PM

    Hey jvkaimak,

    I’ve been watching Keenum develope for 5 years. He’s an incredible talent, but needs a year to learn. Trust me, he’s completely opposite of “awful”. He can put a team on his back, and take over a game. Just give him some time.

  8. avoidtheboyd says: Aug 31, 2012 4:55 PM

    It’s ok. He’ll be the backup by week 9, once Beck is starting.

  9. apmn says: Sep 1, 2012 12:36 PM

    When I saw Keenum standing next to the other Texans QBs in preseason, he was clearly a lot shorter than the others. Not saying that he can’t make it, but reality is that teams generally prefer taller quarterbacks.

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