Matt Schaub isn’t going anywhere as the starting quarterback of the Texans and T.J. Yates will almost certainly be back as the backup, but it looks like the team’s planning a battle for the third spot this offseason.
The Texans announced that they’ve signed eight players to future contracts on Thursday and a pair of quarterbacks are on the list. Case Keenum signed with the Texans as an undrafted free agent last year after completing a prolific career at the University of Houston. He completed 8-of-16 passes in three preseason appearances before spending the season on the team’s practice squad.
Stephen McGee didn’t play anywhere in 2012 after the Cowboys cut him as rosters were slashed to 53 in September. McGee played three games for the Cowboys in three years after they made him a fourth-round pick in 2009, starting once and completing 46-of-82 passes for 420 yards and three touchdowns.
Tackle Nick Mondek, a 2012 sixth-round pick of the Texans, was also signed to a future contract.