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Fitzpatrick named starter by Texans

Former Buffalo Bills starting quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick will get yet another chance to be a starter in the league. Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien announced on Tuesday afternoon that Fitzpatrick will head into the regular season as the starting quarterback.

The former Bills player might just get a chance for revenge, too, when Houston welcomes in Buffalo for their Week Four tilt in the upcoming season. In his time with the Bills, Fitzpatrick had a record of 20-33 as their starter.

After having been released by Buffalo ahead of the 2013 NFL Draft, the quarterback was then scooped up by the Tennessee Titans. He was brought in to be the backup for young starter Jake Locker, but when the former first-round pick got injured Fitzpatrick made nine starts throughout 2013.

The Titans switched up their coaching staff and Fitzpatrick was released one year into the two-year deal he signed. He signed a two-year deal with the Texans this offseason, and then beat out Case Keenum, T.J. Yates and rookie Tom Savage to be the starter.

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06/17/2014 2:10PM
Fitzpatrick named starter by Texans
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06/17/2014 3:23PM
Good luck Fitz, I don't know that we are any better off now than we were in '12
Good guy, I hope he succeeds.
06/17/2014 4:45PM
Fitzy
The Bills shoulda kept Ryan. He'd be an improvement over what they have now.
06/17/2014 5:06PM
Still got something left in the tank
I'd like to see Ryan do well except in week four.
06/17/2014 5:56PM
Ha ha
Fitzcraptastic!
06/17/2014 6:58PM
FIRE HAMILTON
The Paulrus sucks. Can't we get something else for beat reporting. His arrogance toward fans is unacceptable. If he can't leave a comment section, he shouldn't be writing articles plain and simple.
06/17/2014 7:51PM
Sorry Houston...
Should have kept Matt Schaub.
06/17/2014 8:10PM
Texans?
Am I on the wrong site?
06/17/2014 8:57PM
Revenge...Fitz is fleecing his third ...
...team in under 3 years. Selling false hope and under thrown interceptions. How about giving back a few of those like billion interceptions you threw while wearing Bills laundry?
06/17/2014 9:10PM
Congeniality or Lombardi????
I'd rather have a QB that can win a Lombardi trophy far more than Miss Congeniality. You can take your Lady Bing ... I'll take my Hart Trophy skater. Seriously, come on Fitzpatrick fleeced the Bills. But he's a nice guy, so in Buffalo Iguess that means you don't need to win....ugh. Ryan, how about you try throwing that out pattern or back shoulder pass this fall against us this fall and donate back a few of those dozens and dozens you threw wearing our laundry? ??
06/17/2014 10:08PM
Wow
What the heck happened to the Texans?
06/17/2014 10:33PM
Good luck Fitzpatrick
Hope he does great, he is a great guy
06/18/2014 3:31AM
they will learn
he's a looser
06/18/2014 4:32AM
Stoked for week 4
He will have a much better team around him in Houston, should be a top notch defense with JJ Watt and that first rounder clown guy. I hate clowns.
06/18/2014 10:56AM
Re. Fitzy
You're absolutely correct, and if the Bills had Fitzpatrick instead of Manuel last year, they would have made the playoffs.
06/18/2014 7:58PM
To: Fire Hamilton Guy
You do realize that writers don't read the comments section right? It's pretty much where rational thought goes to die. I always feel like I'm watching a terrible accident happen...I can't look away but ultimately I feel like less ofa person afterwards. And Paul's the man. That is all (and I didn't even have to resort to juvenile name calling or insults :).
06/19/2014 7:18AM
Andre Johnson
I'll bet he's fuming right now.
06/19/2014 10:20AM
who cares?
last time I looked, he is gone
06/19/2014 12:48PM
TEXANS ARE BECOMING WALMART!!!
Well... maybe that's a bit harsh. WHO'S ELITE? WHERE'S ELITE? HOW'S ELITE? I AM ELITE. "SMALL MARKET SAN ANTONIO WINS ANOTHER CHAMPIONSHIP!!! " SMALL MARKET? SMALL MARKET! FOREEEEEEEEEEEVER FOREM UP!
06/20/2014 2:30PM
Wow....
This has to be the funniest move I have heard in quite some time. Why don't you just wave the white flag in June. Amazing defense will be on the field quite a bit when Fitz starts looking like Schaub from last year!
06/22/2014 9:12AM
Good Guy
Fitz is a great guy and a team player but he proved no matter how good n smart is? you can't change a QB 's way of playing- he had the heart but not the physical tools to throw long and be accurate- Hope he does well for Texans till the younger QB can take over
06/22/2014 1:57PM
WOULDN"T BE GREAT FOR THE BEASTS IF...!!
ALL the AFC teams started a "RYAN FITZPATRICK"?????!!! Imagine the ENTIRE AFC being 7 AND 9!!!!!!????? Betcha the TEXANS DO JUST THAT!!! ELITE MY AZZ!!!!
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