Texans Claim QB Brandon Weeden

4:44pm: The Texans are cutting cornerback Jumal Rolle to create a roster spot for Weeden, according to Aaron Wilson of The Houston Chronicle (on Twitter).

4:26pm: The Texans have claimed Brandon Weeden off waivers from the Cowboys, a source tells Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (on Twitter). Weeden was waived by Dallas on Tuesday.

Weeden, 32, entered the season as Tony Romo’s backup, and looked good in relief of the injured starter in Week 2, completing all seven of his passes for 73 yards and a touchdown, as Dallas secured a 20-10 win over the Eagles. However, Weeden was up and down in his next three starts, throwing just one touchdown in those games, as the Cowboys lost all three. Eventually, Weeden lost the temporary starting gig to veteran Matt Cassel.

On the outside, Weeden is a logical pickup for Houston as starter Brian Hoyer goes through concussion protocol. On the other hand, as Albert Breer of NFL.com tweets, Weeden isn’t really a Bill O’Brien-type quarterback. Then again, competent quarterbacks are hard to find and Weeden, at the very least, has in-game experience to offer.

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