The Texans are releasing former Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Ryan Finley after brokering a trade for him earlier this offseason, according to league sources not authorized to speak publicly.
The Texans signed quarterback Jeff Driskel to a one-year contract last week with a maximum value of $2.5 million
Finley was originally acquired along with a seventh-round draft pick in exchange for a sixth-round draft pick acquired from the Miami Dolphins.
Finley started one game for Cincinnati last season after Bengals starter and top overall draft pick Joe Burrow suffered a season-ending torn anterior cruciate ligament. The Bengals beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in that one start as he had 89 passing yards, one touchdown and 47 rushing yards, including a 23-yard touchdown run.
In his 2019 rookie season, Finley started three games after starter Andy Dalton was benched. After the Bengals went 0-3 in those games, Dalton regained his starter role.
Driskel chose the Texans over the Jacksonville Jaguars, whom he was scheduled to visit last week, per a source.
Driskel recently visited the Dallas Cowboys.
A former San Francisco 49ers sixth-round draft pick from Louisiana Tech who began his career at Florida, Driskel has also played for the Cincinnati Bengals, Detroit Lions and Denver Broncos.
Driskel, 28, has passed for 2,120 career yards, 13 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He has rushed for 309 yards and three scores.
In his only season at Louisiana Tech, he passed for 4,026 yards and 27 touchdowns
Driskel (6-foot-4, 234 pounds) has run the 40-yard dash in 4.56 seconds.
Aaron Wilson has covered the NFL for 20 years. He has previously written for The Houston Chronicle and The Baltimore Sun. He's on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL and Instagram: @aaronwilson7128.