Webb suffered a right foot injury during Thursday's preseason game against the Rams, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. According to the team, Webb's injury is serious, though it's unclear how much time he'll miss. Webb was expected to slot in as the third-string quarterback while also contributing for the Texans on special teams.
Webb completed 14 of 25 passes for 186 yards and one touchdown with one interception in Saturday's preseason Week 2 win over the Lions. Webb came in after Deshaun Watson played the first series of the game, getting heavy usage for the second straight week. With AJ McCarron sidelined by a thumb injury that could cause him to miss all of preseason, Webb is operating as the Texans' No. 2 quarterback for now.
Webb is returning to Houston on a one-year contract, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Webb is an interesting player to have in the fold given his capabilities on both offense and special teams. In addition to serving as a depth quarterback, the 32-year-old also functions as an emergency wide receiver -- which proved useful in 2018 when wideout injuries forced Webb into playing 32 offensive snaps in Week 14 against the Colts. In Houston, Webb is the clear third-string signal-caller behind Deshaun Watson and AJ McCarron.
Webb was pressed into duty as a slot receiver Sunday and caught two of three targets for 13 yards in a 24-21 loss to Indianapolis. Webb is Houston's third-string quarterback and a full-timer on special teams but was needed when DeAndre Carter left the game with a concussion. Carter was getting reps because Keke Coutee (hamstring) was inactive for a third straight week. Coach Bill O'Brien preferred using the versatile Webb, who has played receiver in the NFL and had eight career receptions prior to Sunday, over an established wideout like Sammie Coates, who has limited experience in the slot. If health issues linger into Week 15 against the Jets, the Texans could make Vyncint Smith active next week, and they have a couple of wide receivers on their practice squad in addition to Coates.
Webb was re-signed by the Texans on Sunday, NFL insider Adam Caplan reports. Webb was cut by the Texans on Saturday as the reserve quarterback was an original omission from the 53-man roster, but a spot became available and the team elected to bring back the versatile 31-year-old. He'll continue to provide depth behind starter Deshaun Watson with Brandon Weeden still on the roster as well.
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