It didn’t take a crystal ball or a deck of tarot cards on Sunday to tell that Case Keenum’s time in Houston was just about up.
With Ryan Mallett arriving in a deal with the Patriots, Keenum looked like the odd man out. Adam Caplan of ESPN reports that the Texans have, in fact, dropped him from the roster to make room for their new acquisition.
The trade for Mallett gave the Texans four quarterbacks, Ryan Fitzpatrick had lots of starting experience before running the first team in Houston this summer and rookie Tom Savage a few months removed from being selected in the fourth round. Keenum was a holdover from the Gary Kubiak days and coach Bill O’Brien said recently that Savage was gaining on Keenum in the competition for the No. 2 spot on the depth chart.
Keenum made eight starts in Houston last season, completing 54.2 percent of his passes while throwing nine touchdowns and six interceptions. He could draw interest as the quarterback carousel takes another spin.