With the announcement earlier today that Ryan Fitzpatrick is the starting quarterback for the Houston Texans, it was only a matter of time before the depth chart left one of the other three quarterbacks in search of a new place to hold a clipboard for the 2014 season. Obviously O'Brien doesn't waste a lot of time in making decisions and executing upon them, as he has sent T.J. Yates packing to start the waiver process.
The #Texans just released TJ Yates, source says— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 17, 2014
What does TJ Yates’ release mean for the #Texans? QB Case Keenum has the inside track to back up Fitz. Tom Savage has a chance in time too.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 17, 2014
T.J. Yates will go through the waiver system now before he becomes a free agent. #Texans. Guess I should give that a #Ravens tag, too.— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) June 17, 2014
As he heads north to Castle Black, or perhaps even Baltimore, may we always fondly remember that he was the first Houston Texans' quarterback to win a playoff game in franchise history:
Please use this thread to say your farewells to T.J. Yates, as another piece of recent Texans history is chipped away as we march forward into this next era.
[UPDATE]: About that whole T.J. got released thing...looks like it wasn't exactly true.