Josh Johnson replaces Matt McGloin in Houston

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The Texans are sticking with Tom Savage as their starting quarterback after last Sunday’s loss to the Colts, but they are making a change to the depth chart behind him.

The team announced the signing of Josh Johnson on Tuesday. Matt McGloin, who was signed last week along with T.J. Yates in the wake of Deshaun Watson‘s torn ACL, has been released along with veteran defensive lineman Kendall Langford.

Johnson was released by the Giants in September and has made a few visits to teams for workouts over the last two months. He served as Eli Manning‘s backup for part of last season and last appeared in a regular season game with the Bengals during the 2013 season. He’s spent time with a variety of teams on both offseason and active rosters since those appearances.

While announcing that Savage would start again on Monday, Texans coach Bill O’Brien said that the team had discussed Colin Kaepernick along with other quarterbacks and said that Kaepernick “hasn’t played in a while.” He also said that “these things are going to continue to be discussed” and the discussions about Johnson’s recent inactivity must have gone better than the ones about McGloin, who played for O’Brien in college at Penn State.

24 responses to “Josh Johnson replaces Matt McGloin in Houston

  1. WOW. I never thought the Texans this season would fall so far. When Josh is the answer you NEVER want to know the question; take it from a Vikes fan with a horrendous MNF game vs the giants two or three years ago… this guy is all kinds of bad news.

  2. guitarfreak21 says:
    November 7, 2017 at 4:11 pm
    WOW. I never thought the Texans this season would fall so far. When Josh is the answer you NEVER want to know the question; take it from a Vikes fan with a horrendous MNF game vs the giants two or three years ago… this guy is all kinds of bad news.

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    Pretty sure you’re thinking Josh Freeman, not Josh Johnson.

  3. McGloin wasn’t bad (well, relative to the Osweiler’s and Savage’s of the world) a few years ago. Had an awful preseason this year. If he can’t hack it with O’Brien then he’s gotta be done. Last years injury seems to have sapped his ability. It’s too bad.

  4. you know if these teams that have everything but a qb actually accepted that and tried something else they’d have better results. run the option and play defense. if youve got a good enough coach and talent at other positions you can win with tim tebow. you just cant pretend youve got peyton manning back there and sling the rock all day

  5. How can you even be a fan of a team that are happy with loosing going forward with the type of selection they have at QB or just going forward this season wow. how the fans don’t boycott a team that’s playing mind games with the fans and the fans are to delusional to notice this issue. unavailable.

  6. This is Deshaun Watson’s team. I wonder how he feels about risking his future for a team that obviously is not trying to win. Kaepernick has already led a team to a super bowl. None of these other guys have done anything. I understand why teams are willing to put politics ahead of winning, but I just wonder what Watson thinks about the team not going all out. They ask the players to go all out.

  7. This is what I have always despised about Bill O’Brien — this penchant, as was the same with former Oakland Raiders HC Tom Cable, for putting QBs on a spinning carousel.

  8. CK “…hasn’t played for awhile…”

    That is really lame. Like Josh Johnson and McGloin have more recent experience. I hear the CK cash register go ca-ching. It’s a shame too, because CK could save the Houston season, and then fade away when Watson returns. Win-win.

  9. It’s a shame that he was released. Matt McGloin is just fun to say. Matt McGloin, Matt McGloin, Matt McGloin.

  10. ez0682 says:
    November 7, 2017 at 4:52 pm
    How can you even be a fan of a team that are happy with loosing going forward with the type of selection they have at QB or just going forward this season wow. how the fans don’t boycott a team that’s playing mind games with the fans and the fans are to delusional to notice this issue. unavailable.

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    We’d boycott if Kap were signed.

    mrbigass says:
    November 7, 2017 at 4:52 pm
    Is Weeden signed somewhere? Actually thought in preseason he was better than Savage….

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    He’s a Tennessee Titan.

  11. We keep dancing around the fact that the problem is our GM and Coach. But I’m still happy we didn’t take CK. Why don’t we introduce the first down quick kick?

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