Report: Texans, QB Ryan Fitzpatrick agree to terms

By Ryan Wilson |

Ryan Fitzpatrick is a capable NFL backup. (USATSI)
Ryan Fitzpatrick is a capable NFL backup. (USATSI)

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Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Texans have agreed to terms, and according to ESPN's Ed Werder it's a two-year deal.

Fitzgerald, who starred at Harvard, was originally selected by the Rams in the seventh round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He signed with the Bills in 2009 where he became the starter a season later. The Bills released him after 2012 and Fitzpatrick landed in Tennessee where he served as Jake Locker's backup last season.

Last week, the Titans inked backup quarterback Charlie Whitehurst, whom new coach Ken Whisenhunt got to know during his one-year stint with the Chargers in 2013, and that made Fitzgerald expendable.

Now Fitzpatrick joins a Texans team in the midst of a rebuilding effort. Gone is coach Gary Kubiak, replaced by Bill O'Brien, who is in the market for a franchise quarterback. Quarterback Matt Schaub remains on the roster (although Houston would likely entertain trade offers), but there's a very real chance the organization looks to fill the position with the No. 1 pick. Whomever ends up atop the depth chart in September, Fitzpatrick will serve as a capable backup.

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