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Brandon Weeden Reportedly Re-Signs with Houston Texans

Houston Texans quarterback Brandon Weeden (5) throws before an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/George Bridges)
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Danny WebsterAnalyst IIIJanuary 3, 2017

After splitting time in the state of Texas last year, free-agent quarterback Brandon Weeden will be remaining there next season. 

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Weeden Reportedly Re-Signs With Texans

Friday, April 1 

Mark Berman of Fox 26 in Houston reported Weeden is set to return to Houston, and John McClain of the Houston Chronicle confirmed the report.  

Weeden Meets with Miami

Saturday, March 12

The Miami Dolphins announced that they did not offer Weeden a contract during his visit, per Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post

ESPN.com's Adam Schefter first reported the visit on Friday.

Weeden's Inconsistency Hinders Potential

The former first-round pick started games for the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans in 2015. Weeden was the backup for Tony Romo, who broke his collarbone in Week 2 against the Philadelphia Eagles. Weeden went 0-3 in the ensuing games before head coach Jason Garret benched him in favor of Matt Cassel on Oct. 14.

The Texans picked up Weeden after the Cowboys released him. He appeared in two games, winning his lone start on Dec. 27 against the Tennessee Titans.

Prior to his benching in Dallas, completion percentage wasn't the issue for Weeden, as he completed 70.3 percent of his throws in his three starts.

The problem was his inability to throw the ball deep. Despite throwing only four incompletions against the Atlanta Falcons on Sept. 27, Weeden completed only four passes in the second half to wide receivers and threw for only 68 yards, per David Helman of the Cowboys' official website.

Weeden responded well the next week against the New Orleans Saints, throwing for 246 yards and a touchdown on 16 completions. But against the New England Patriots, his final start, Weeden completed 26 passes on 39 attempts for only 188 yards and an interception.

Brandon Weeden: 2015 Season
WeekComp./AttemptsYardsTDsINTs
2 (in relief of Tony Romo)7-for-77310
322-for-2623201
416-of-2624610
526-of-3918801
14 (in relief of T.J. Yates)11-of-1810510
1515-of-2420020
Pro Football Reference

Weeden expressed his feelings three days after that game, saying he was "pissed" about being benched, per NFL.com's Desmond Purnell.

The Cowboys released Weeden in mid-November, and AFC South champion Houston signed him because quarterback Brian Hoyer was dealing with a concussion at the time. Young quarterback T.J. Yates was leading the charge for Houston before a torn ACL ended his season.

In relief of Yates, Weeden threw for 105 yards and a touchdown in a 16-10 win over the Indianapolis Colts and followed that up with a 200-yard, two-touchdown performance the following week against the Tennessee Titans.

Despite having been in the league for four years, the 32-year-old Weeden has yet to make progress as a quarterback. With Brock Osweiler on the roster, Houston is clearly bringing him in for backup purposes only, as Weeden is 6-19 as a starter in his career.

 

Stats courtesy of Pro-Football-Reference.com.

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