After losing Deshaun Watson to a torn ACL on Thursday, the Texans did not wait long to get reinforcements at quarterback. Houston is signing Matt McGloin, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle (Twitter link).
McGloin spent the offseason with the Eagles but did not make the final cut in September. Since then, “Moxy” has auditioned for the Patriots, Titans, Bengals, and Colts. Finally, he has an NFL deal for the 2017 season.
McGloin offers NFL experience thanks to his time in Oakland, but he obviously does not offer the kind of dynamic playmaking ability of a player like Watson. He will hold the clipboard for Tom Savage this weekend against the Colts while he tries to impress coaches in practice.
The QB has some history with Texans coach Bill O’Brien thanks to their time together at Penn State.
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