The 2015 season of Texans quarterback Tom Savage ended in the preseason when Savage suffered a shoulder injury that ultimately landed him on the team’s injured-reserve list.
Savage missed important practice reps and potentially the opportunity to start — the Texans ended up needing to sign Brandon Weeden after cutting Ryan Mallett — but he enters his third training camp anxious to compete.
“I’m healthy and ready to roll,” Savage said, per the Houston Chronicle. “Whatever I can do to help Brock [Osweiler]. He’s a great guy and we’re all just trying to win.”
The Texans drafted Savage in the fourth round in 2014, and he played in two games as a rookie. He likely enters camp competing with Weeden to be the team’s primary backup behind Osweiler and probably isn’t guaranteed anything, but Savage said he’s anxious “to be out there competing” and “trying to make everyone better.”
After signing a four-year deal in March without visiting the Texans, Osweiler gathered the team’s quarterbacks and a group of receivers in Arizona before the team’s formal offseason program for some workouts and said Savage helped him get comfortable there with the verbiage of the Texans’ offense.
“Tom, first of all, is a tremendous person,” Osweiler said “He’s a tremendous teammate. He works his tail off in the meeting room and in the weight room, on the practice field. He’s a guy that you want in your corner. I really can’t say enough. Tom is a tremendous teammate.”