Savage (concussion) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.
Savage cleared concussion protocol earlier in the week and will be available for Saturday's divisional tilt with the Patriots. Head coach Bill O'Brien has already named Brock Osweiler the starter for the contest, but Savage will likely serve as the No. 2 option at quarterback, potentially keeping Osweiler on a shorter leash.
Savage was concussed during the second quarter of Houston's Week 17 loss to the Titans, paving the way for Brock Osweiler to reclaim his starting quarterback job for last Saturday's playoff victory over the Raiders. After showing improvement in that performance, Osweiler has already been deemed the starter for Saturday's upcoming clash against the Patriots, but by clearing concussion protocol, Savage should be available as his backup this week, bolstering the Texans' depth at the position.
This is no surprise, coming just one day after we learned Brock Osweiler will start Saturday afternoon's playoff game in place of Savage. Brandon Weeden will serve as Osweiler's backup. If Osweiler shows anything positive and the
With Savage -- who was forced out of this past Sunday's regular-season finale due to a concussion -- deemed unavailable this weekend, Brandon Weeden is slated to suit up Saturday and back up Osweiler.
Savage (concussion) has still not cleared concussion protocol and will not start Saturday's playoff matchup against the Raiders, Deepi Sidhu of the team's official site reports.
Should he be cleared, Savage will assume the role as the No. 2 quarterback on the depth chart behind starter Brock Osweiler. In the past three games, Savage threw for 461 yards but failed to throw any touchdowns. If he does not clear concussion protocol in time for the contest, Brandon Weeden will be Osweiler's backup.
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