David Quessenberry, cut by Texans, has been an inspiration for the team, others, as a cancer survivor.— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) September 2, 2017
Quessenberry was drafted in the sixth round in the 2013 NFL Draft and missed his rookie year with a broken foot. That offseason, DQ was diagnosed with cancer and the Texans placed him on the NFI (Non-Football Injury) list.
Placing him on the NFI list allowed DQ to complete his treatment in Houston while still being a part of the organization. His presence inspired teammates and fans alike.
It was announced earlier this offseason that Quessenberry was cancer-free and that he was going to return to the team. He participated in OTA’s this offseason and had a healthy training camp. He was competing for a backup offensive line position against Greg Mancz, Breno Giacomini and rookies Kyle Fuller and Julie’n Davenport.
“It’s a crazy league, and nothing surprises me anymore,” Quessenberry told John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.
With the release of Quessenberry, all 31 other teams will be able to pick him up. If he is passed on by every team, he will be eligible to return to Houston’s practice squad.
UPDATE: Good news, Texans fans. DQ signed with Houston’s practice squad.