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Houston Texans Sign QB/WR B.J. Daniels To Active Roster

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In the wake of T.J. Yates' season-ending injury and Brian Hoyer's uncertain status, the Texans made a move to bring another QB to Houston. Learn a little more about who it is and how much the Texans wanted him.

The newest Houston QB.
The newest Houston QB.
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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.

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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