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Texans tab Fitzpatrick starter

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HOUSTON — The Houston Texans released quarterback T.J. Yates Tuesday afternoon. The move follows Ryan Fitzpatrick officially being named the team’s starting quarterback earlier in the day.

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With Yates cut, Case Keenum remains on the team and is expected to serve as Fitzpatrick’s backup. Rookie Tom Savage holds the No. 3 spot, but will be allowed to compete with Keenum for reps during training camp.

“He definitely earned it,” O’Brien said of Fitzpatrick.

earned it with his preparation. He earned it with his accuracy. He earned it with his command at the line of scrimmage.”

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