Texans sign veteran QB Ryan Fitzpatrick

Texans sign veteran QB Ryan Fitzpatrick

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Texans sign veteran QB Ryan Fitzpatrick

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by KHOU 11 Sports staff

khou.com

Posted on March 20, 2014 at 4:58 PM

Updated Thursday, Mar 20 at 8:57 PM

HOUSTON – The Houston Texans have agreed to terms with veteran free agent quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick.

According to a report in the Houston Chronicle, Fitzpatrick's deal is for 2 years and $7.5 milllion, $4 million guaranteed.

Fitzpatrick was released by the Titans when they signed Charlie Whitehurst to back-up Jake Locker.
Over his 9 years in the NFL, Fitzpatrick has been with 4 teams (St. Louis, Cincinnati, Buffalo and Tennessee). He had his best year in 2011, when he had a career high in yards, touchdowns and completion percentage.

That same season, he signed a six year, $59 million contract extension including a $10 million signing bonus with the Bills.

In 2013, Fitzpatrick started in 9 games for the Titans and threw for 2,454 yards and 14 touchdowns. He has appeared in 85 games with 77 starts in his career.

With Fitzpatrick, the Texans now have 4 quarterbacks on the roster including Matt Schaub, TJ Yates and Case Keenum.
 

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