Texans waive John Beck to add safety depth

AP

The Texans are more willing to go with two quarterbacks than three safeties.

According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans have waived quarterback John Beck so they could bring back safety Troy Nolan.

The Texans needed Nolan again after Quintin Demps underwent surgery Monday for a broken forearm. His injury isn’t thought to be so serious as to require being placed on injured reserve.

The Texans have just T.J. Yates behind starter Matt Schaub, but Yates has proven himself capable, frankly, enough so that Beck’s roster spot seems the mystery.