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In the first of a series of articles that will analyze the position battles heading into training camp for the Houston Texans, Texans 101 will look at the quarterback position. This is a logical place to start because of the importance of solid quarterback play, but most position battles are for starting jobs. There is no competition for the starting quarterback job, it will be Matt Schaub should he be 100% healthy (and all signs indicate he is). Past Schaub, there are three QBs fighting for two roster spots: T.J. Yates, John Beck, and Case Keenum. This positional competition is initially between Beck and Keenum. In the minds of many, Yates’ performance last year once Schaub went down for the season with his Lisfranc injury unquestionably pencils him in as the teams #2 QB. As the #3 QB in 2011, Yates went 2-3 in the five regular season games he started, leading the Texans to their first AFC South divisional title. He then helped the franchise win its first playoff game in the wild...
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