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Houston Texans QBs struggle in opener

Posted August 11th, 2014 @ 4:17pm by (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

HOUSTON (AP) Ryan Fitzpatrick stepped back and telegraphed a pass that cornerback Brandon Harris intercepted along the sideline in a team drill on Monday. Coach Bill O'Brien immediately replaced Fitzpatrick with Case Keenum, who promptly threw a pass to the feet of tight end Ryan Griffin for an incompletion.

Such is the state of the Houston Texans' quarterbacks midway through training camp.

O'Brien reiterated on Monday that Fitzpatrick remains the starter and he's still evaluating Keenum and rookie Tom Savage for the backup roles. None of them showed much in Saturday's 32-0 loss in Arizona - the trio combined to go 11 for 22 for 82 yards.

"You never know with the preseason how it's going to go, especially the first time out or anything," Fitzpatrick said. "But we would have hoped to have a better showing."

Houston signed the 31-year-old Fitzpatrick after trading Matt Schaub to Oakland and O'Brien declared him the starter during minicamp. Fitzpatrick played the entire first half in Arizona, completing only 6 of 14 passes for 55 yards and two interceptions. He wasn't happy with the showing, but has also been around long enough to not read too much into a preseason opener.

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