Report: Texans sign fourth-round pick QB Tom Savage

Former Pitt quarterback Tom Savage is under contract in Houston. (USATSI)
Former Pitt quarterback Tom Savage is under contract in Houston. (USATSI)

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Tom Savage wasn't the first quarterback taken in the NFL Draft, but he's the highest-drafted quarterback to sign a contract so far. Savage signed a four-year, $2.52 million deal with the Texans on Thursday, according to the Houston Chronicle. Savage's contract includes a $300,000 signing bonus. 

Savage was the seventh quarterback taken in the 2014 NFL Draft, behind Blake Bortles, Johnny Manziel, Teddy Bridgewater, Derek Carr, Jimmy Garoppolo and Logan Thomas.

By going in the fourth round, the former Pitt quarterback won't have as much pressure on him as first-rounders like Bortles, Manziel and Bridgewater. And the pick could turn into a steal for the Texans, who got a B from our Derek Stephens for taking Savage. 

With Savage under contract, the Texans can officially begin the process of trying to figure who's going to be the starting quarterback in Houston in 2014. Savage will be competing with Ryan Fitzpatrick, Case Keenum and T.J. Yates for the starting job.

Savage will get to suit up for the Texans for the first time on Monday when the team kicks off its rookie minicamp

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