This isn't a fun post to write.
The #Texans waived OL David Quessenberry with the Non-Football injury designation, source said. He has battled cancer.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 31, 2016
Texans' pending release of David Quessenberry once he clears waivers will then likely go on non-football injury list— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) May 31, 2016
From a purely football standpoint, a team's decision to part ways with a sixth-round draft pick taken by the previous coaching regime three years ago is fairly routine. David Quessenberry's story, however, is far from routine.
As Texans fans know, DQ was diagnosed with cancer two years ago. Specifically, lymphoma. His teammates rallied around him, and Quessenberry fought. Thankfully, David Quessenberry was declared to be in remission from cancer in February of last year.
Although Quessenberry hoped to return to training camp last summer and pick up where he left off before his diagnosis, "Hard Knocks" documented Bill O'Brien's painful decision to move the offensive lineman to the Non-Football Injury list last summer. Despite OB expressing a desire for DQ to be a factor in the competition for a roster spot in 2016, it appears that was not meant to be, as the team will reportedly place him back on the NFI list when he clears waivers.
There's no way to know what the next chapter holds for DQ in the NFL, but there's no doubt he will always have legions of fans in Houston rooting for him. Add your two cents below.