With T.J. Yates lost for the year to a torn ACL and Brian Hoyer still in the midst of the league's concussion protocol, logic dictated that the Texans would make a roster move to bring on a quarterback in the event Hoyer wasn't cleared for next week's game in Tennessee. They apparently had someone in mind for the job and didn't want to wait until Tuesday, when NFL teams usually hold in-season workouts.
Texans signing quarterback-receiver B.J. Daniels to active roster off the Seahawks practice squad, according to a source— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) December 21, 2015
B.J. Daniels played quarterback at South Florida, now with Texans active roster, signed off Seahawks practice squad— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) December 21, 2015
B.J. Daniels, signed to Texans roster off Seattle practice squad, contacted in middle of the night Texans wanted him badly, Seahawks unhappy— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) December 21, 2015
Drafted in the seventh round by the 49ers in the 2013 NFL Draft, Daniels didn't see any regular season action in 2013 or 2014. He has, however, been active for six games this year. Daniels played QB until this past summer, when the Seahawks moved him to WR. Daniels' ability to play wide receiver could mean that he's actually been brought on board to fill a spot there (recall that Cecil Shorts III did leave yesterday's game with an injury), but Aaron Wilson's calling it a quarterback signing, so it seems far more likely Daniels is here for QB depth.
Some may be inclined to make a crack about how this is a bottom-of-the-roster move that won't matter in the grand scheme of things, but if we've learned anything from watching the Texans' QB situation over the past two years, it's that B.J. Daniels could very well be under center for Houston in a meaningful game at some point.
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