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Collin Klein lands with Texans

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Collin Klein put together a stellar collegiate career as a quarterback at Kansas State, culminating in a trip to New York as a Heisman Trophy finalist last year.

It wasn’t enough to get him drafted, however. Klein’s name wasn’t called during the seven rounds of the 2013 NFL Draft, leaving him to sign with a team as an undrafted free agent.

Klein’s made that choice and he’ll try to make the Texans this summer. Klein announced the signing on Twitter on Saturday night and now we’ll see if he makes his bid for the roster as a quarterback.

Klein was asked to work out at tight end at the combine, but chose to make his case for a shot as a quarterback. His awkward throwing motion and limited upside as a passer made that a losing bet in the draft and it is hard to imagine the run-first Klein making the team in that role. The Texans currently have T.J. Yates, Case Keenum and Stephen McGee on the depth chart behind starter Matt Schaub.

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10 Responses to “Collin Klein lands with Texans”
  1. rajbais says: Apr 28, 2013 9:35 AM

    Collin, become a TE for them.

    They need weapons!!!

    This is the only decent offense with no sub packages … not sub package, sub packages.

  2. bdl08 says: Apr 28, 2013 9:39 AM

    Kubiak found his “project”. Practice squad, baby!

  3. theguybelowmehasnoarguement says: Apr 28, 2013 10:05 AM

    The practice Squad awaits you good sir.

    You know that feeling you get when someone is after you. Schuab, your safe this year, but you better believe that after the year your job security is questionable

  4. dalucks says: Apr 28, 2013 10:06 AM

    Given Kubiak’s inability to call plays and score in the red zone, he should make Colin Klein the red zone quarterback with the jumbo package so he can run the ball into the end zone.
    It is not like Matt Schaub is mobile or accurate as his skillset continues to decline before our eyes like Kubiak’s coaching ability.

  5. timb12 says: Apr 28, 2013 10:24 AM

    Hopefully this guy is James Casey 2.0

  6. cometkazie says: Apr 28, 2013 11:22 AM

    Good luck, Collin.

  7. kevinkennedy70 says: Apr 28, 2013 1:15 PM

    Congrats Collin! Thanks for your exciting play at KSU! You’ll always be Heismann winner in my eyes! Good luck! You are on a good team! Be a leader!

  8. phelbin says: Apr 28, 2013 1:31 PM

    Collin Klein ran for twice as many touchdowns as he threw for at K State. He couldn’t be trusted to throw the ball against college defenses, so why would NFL coaches think differently.

    He seems to be a nice kid…but he’s basically the poor man’s Tim Tebow.

  9. conseannery says: Apr 28, 2013 1:39 PM

    I was hoping he’d go to the Niners so he could team up with Gore in the backfield for the Frank ‘n Klein offense.

  10. steelerdeathstar says: Apr 28, 2013 1:48 PM

    Klein should read the tea leaves, and throw himself into being a TE. Or a TE-FB-H/back, Wildcat QB combo platter for them.
    He’s a big, strong, talented and versatile kid…he should definately be able to help their team, or somebody else’s.

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