Texans re-sign quarterback Jeff Driskel, work out Isaac Yiadom


The Texans have re-signed quarterback Jeff Driskel, according to his agent, Harold Lewis, of NSA Football.

Driskel, who has also played tight end, is expected to play quarterback.

He broke his collarbone against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the season.

Driskel is an outstanding athlete at 6-foot-4, 245 pounds. He officially ran the 40-yard dash in 4.56 seconds at the NFL scouting combine, but many scouts had him in the 4.4 range.

The Texans had expressed hope that Driskel emerges as a versatile athlete in the mold of New Orleans Saints quarterback Taysom Hill.

"Everybody is looking for that Taysom Hill," former Texans tight ends coach Andy Bischoff said when Driskel was shifted from quarterback to tight end. "He's got rare traits. Jeff is on a journey. He has embraced it. It's been noted that his future might not be at quarterback here, but tight end could be good for his future. He's making the shift to a full-time tight end. He's a great athlete. You've seen it happen in this league a lot. They're all on a journey and we're excited to have him. 

"He'll make a play a day that turns somebody's eyes and we're just excited to help him make that transition. He's an athlete. Speed is not an issue. Catches well, good clean hands."

Driskel was signed during the offseason to a one-year, $2.5 million contract last year.

Driskel received a $1 million base salary with $500,000 guaranteed for skill, injury and salary cap, a $250,000 signing bonus, up to $500,000 in per-game active roster bonuses and $750,000 in achievable playtime incentives. He was released from the roster during the cutdown to 53 players then signed to the practice squad.

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.

He started one game for the Broncos last season, passing for 176 yards, one touchdown and one interception.

In his only season at Louisiana Tech, he passed for 4,026 yards and 27 touchdowns.

The Texans are working out veteran cornerback Isaac Yiadom, according to a league source. The Massachusetts native and former Boston College standout played for the Green Bay Packers last season. He's a former Denver Broncos third-round draft pick.

He was traded to the New York Giants for a 2021 seventh-round pick in 2020. He started 10 games for the Giants before being traded to the Packers for cornerback Josh Jackson last year. Yiadom was replaced as the starter for cornerback Rasul Douglas.

He has 114 career tackles and 1 interception. Yiadom (6-foot-1, 190 pounds) has run the 40-yard dash in 4.56 seconds.

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