Source: Texans signing QB Case Keenum to two-year, $6.25 million deal

HOUSTON – The Texans are signing veteran quarterback Case Keenum to a two-year, $6.25 million contract, per a league source.

The deal includes $4 million guaranteed, a $750,000 signing bonus, base salaries of $2.25 million, which is fully guaranteed, $2.75 million with $1 million of it guaranteed and a $1 million annual playtime incentive, per a source.

Keenum played at the University of Houston and became the all-time NCAA leader for passing yards, touchdowns and completions.

Keenum, 35, is a Brownwood, Texas native who has played for the Texans, Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns, Washington, Denver Broncos, Minnesota Vikings and Los Angeles Rams.

He’s a proven quarterback who should be ideal to mentor a rookie quarterback for the Texans.

He has passed for 14,884 career yards, 78 touchdowns and 48 interceptions and rushed for 450 yards and six touchdowns.

Keenum (6-foot, 208 pounds) trains in Houston during the NFL offseason.

He went 0 and 8 as the starter for the Texans in 2013, but won two games in a row as a replacement for Ryan Fitzpatrick when he broke his leg. Fitzpatrick was signed off the Rams’ practice squad.

Traded to the Bills last year from the Browns for a seventh-round draft pick, Keenum spoent last season in Buffalo. He played in two games.

Aaron Wilson is a contributor to Sports Talk 790.

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