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Texans QB Tom Savage placed on injured reserve

The Houston Texans have stumbled into the final stretch of the 2017 NFL season after having one of the most injury-riddled campaigns of any team in the league. It continued in Week 14 when quarterback Tom Savage took a devastating hit from San Francisco defensive end Elvis Dumervil that literally left him shaking.

After also sitting out last week’s blowout loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, it does not appear as if Savage will be returning anytime soon. According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, the Texans have officially placed the fourth-year quarterback on Injured Reserve:

It has been a tumultuous season for Savage. He initially began the year as the starter before quickly being benched in favor of rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson. The 12th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft had been doing a spectacular job up until his season-ending ACL tear.

As a result, Savage was thrust back into the starting role where once again, his struggles continued. He will have finished the year with 1,412 yards, five touchdowns, and six interceptions.

That said, Savage’s future with the Texans remains unclear with the emergence of Watson as their franchise quarterback. He is in the final year of his rookie contract and has done little to prove his worth as even a backup at this point.