Rick Smith: “This Is A Very Important Camp” For Tom Savage

Houston (CBS HOUSTON) – The Houston Texans signed their quarterback of the future this offseason in Brock Osweiler, but every NFL team knows you need to have a competent backup ready to jump in at a moments notice. The Texans are hoping that backup is 2014 draft pick, Tom Savage. General Manager Rick Smith told Marc Vandermeer and John Harris on Texans Radio on SportsRadio 610 on Tuesday that his third camp in the NFL will be a big one for the possible number two QB for the Texans.

“He’s a guy that has had his issues with injuries,” Smith said of the 3rd-year quarterback. “This is a very important camp for him. He’s got to be able to go out and show us and compete. He’s in a nice battle with Brandon (Weeden).

“We have to see him put it together on a consistent basis and give us the confidence that he can be the guy to go in the game and win a game for us if necessary.”

There is no certainty that all three of the quarterbacks will be on the roster come the start of the season, but Bill O’Brien has not used less than four quarterbacks in either of his two seasons at the helm in Houston. With a number of injuries the Texans quarterback position has received in those two years, it would be out of the norm for either Weeden of Savage to get cut. The battle is for back-up to Osweiler and the first gun off the bench if need be.

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