SATURDAY, 8:40am: The Texans have officially announced the signing.
FRIDAY, 6:09pm: Weeden’s deal contains base salaries of $800K and $1.55MM, per John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. It includes a $450K roster bonus for 2016 and a $37,500 bonus for each game he’s active in both seasons. The max value of the contract is $4MM (Twitter links).
3:13pm: It’s a two-year, $4MM deal for Weeden and the Texans, Rand Getlin of NFL.com tweets.
3:08pm: The Texans have re-signed quarterback Brandon Weeden, as Mark Berman of FOX 26 tweets. Weeden has been vocal about his desire to stay put in Houston and, after about three weeks of free agency, he has gotten his wish.
Weeden, 32, began the 2015 season with the Cowboys, stepping in and making three starts when Tony Romo went down with an injury. While Weeden lost all three of those starts, he was hardly a disaster — he completed 72.4% of his passes, throwing for 739 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions.
Later in the season, having been cut by Dallas, Weeden got an opportunity to start again in Houston, and helped the Texans make the playoffs by completing 26 of 42 passes for 305 yards and three TDs over the span of two games (one start). Weeden won’t live up to the billing of being a first-round pick back in 2012, but he still looks the part of a capable backup. The veteran is likely going to serve as Houston’s No. 2 quarterback behind offseason acquisition Brock Osweiler.
Veteran Brian Hoyer is technically still on the roster, but the Texans are expected to part ways with him in the coming weeks. The Texans also have Tom Savage and B.J. Daniels under contract.
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