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.