The Texans promoted McGough to the 53-man roster Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. While there's speculation this is due to Deshaun Watson being roughed up by the Saints in the season opener, Pelissero emphasized that this move was in the works beforehand since the Jaguars showed interest in McGough after Nick Foles broke his collarbone. McGough will likely be a healthy inactive for most games because AJ McCarron is handling the backup duties.
McGough signed with the Texans' practice squad Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of The Houston Chronicle reports. McGough was waived by the Jaguars after a rough preseason. The 23-year-old will now turn his attention toward developing while on Houston's practice squad.
McGough was waived by the Jaguars on Friday, Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com reports. McGough endured a rough preseason in Jacksonville, completing 11 of 29 passes for 60 yards and one interception, though he did add five carries for 59 yards and two touchdowns. Rookie sixth-round pick Gardner Minshew had similar struggles throughout the preseason, but he nonetheless showed enough to win the backup job behind starter Nick Foles.
The Seahawks signed McGough to their practice squad Monday, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports. McGough had a turbulent preseason, with moments of poise and others that revealed why no team selected him until the seventh round of April's draft. In turn, the Seahawks traded for Brett Hundley to be Russell Wilson's backup. McGough will use the time time to develop and possibly vie for the backup role in 2019 when Hundley's contract expires.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/22||@Los Angeles Chargers||16||19.00|
|6||10/13||@Kansas City Chiefs||18||20.00|
|13||12/02||New England Patriots||1||4.00|
|16||12/22||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||5||11.00|
|3 Year Avg||0.0||0||0||0||0||0||0|