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Coach Bill O'Brien named Ryan Fitzpatrick the Texans' starting quarterback.

This doesn't come as a surprise whatsoever. "He's a guy that earned the job," O'Brien said. Fourth-round rookie Tom Savage was the only real threat to Fitzpatrick, but learning yet another system after attending three different colleges, it was going to be struggle for Savage to supplant Fitzpatrick. He'll have to pull a Russell Wilson this summer and in preseason to overtake Fitzpatrick, who would have to fall flat on his face in the process. Case Keenum and T.J. Yates may be competing for one roster spot, and it's conceivable both could be let go. Fitzpatrick offers very little fantasy upside. The Texans are going to employ a ball-control, run-first offense and let their defense try and take some games.

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The Texans' official website admits the team's quarterback job is Ryan Fitzpatrick's to lose.

The Texans are attempting to keep up the absurd guise of competition under center, but Fitzpatrick would have to seriously stumble to lose out to any of Case Keenum, T.J. Yates or Tom Savage. "We liked the fact that he had played a bunch of football," coach Bill O'Brien said of Fitz. "We liked the fact that he was a guy that we thought would be a good system fit, meaning he was an intelligent guy, a good leader and a guy that was an accurate passer." Our money is heavily on Fitz.

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Coach Bill O'Brien said the Texans' quarterback competition is "wide open."

As the Texans opened OTAs on Tuesday, all four of Ryan Fitzpatrick, Tom Savage, Case Keenum, and T.J. Yates were in attendance and taking reps. Fitzpatrick has to be viewed as the heavy favorite to be under center come Week 1. Savage simply isn't expected to be ready, while Keenum and Yates have proven to be trainwrecks as spot starters the past two seasons. The Texans are going to pound the ball on the ground behind a strong line and let FitzMagic manage the offense.

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Texans agreed to terms with QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, formerly of the Texans, on a two-year contract.

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FOX Houston reports free agent Ryan Fitzpatrick is visiting the Texans on Thursday.

It's Fitzpatrick's first visit since he was cut loose by the Titans last Friday. It's a sign the Texans are finally getting ready to make a move with Matt Schaub. Fitz would arguably be an upgrade on Schaub, and should come cheaper. He'd be an ideal caddie for a rookie first-rounder.

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The Browns are not believed to be interested in free agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick.

Former Titans OC Dowell Loggains presence on the Browns staff sparked rumors Fitzpatrick would land in Cleveland, but that appears unlikely. Fitzpatrick is a solid backup, but the Browns already have enough of those guys on the roster. They need a starter. Fitzpatrick should latch on as a No. 2 somewhere in the near future.

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Titans released QB Ryan Fitzpatrick.

We knew this one was coming, but it's still a head scratcher. Fitzpatrick is not quite a starting-caliber quarterback, but is a high-end backup, one capable of winning games. That's important for a team with one of the league's most brittle starters, but instead the Titans are going with an embarrassingly bad Charlie Whitehurst. Fitzpatrick was due just $2.75 million in 2014, so it's not about money. The Titans like Checkdown Charlie's experience in coach Ken Whisenhunt's system, but they're not going to like the chance he gives them to win if he's forced to play. Fitz vaults to the top of a weak quarterback class.

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The Nashville Tennessean reports the Titans are expected to release QB Ryan Fitzpatrick.

The move would save $3.25 million. After signing Charlie Whitehurst to be Jake Locker's backup Thursday, Fitzpatrick is no longer needed. Fitzpatrick is a gazillion times better than Whitehurst, but Whitehurst and coach Ken Whisenhunt have a history. Fitz would vault near the top of a pitiful free-agent QB market.

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The Titans could save $3.25 million in cap money by releasing Ryan Fitzpatrick.

We'd consider it a remote possibility. The Titans aren't in a desperate cap situation, Jake Locker is coming off Lisfranc surgery and Fitzpatrick is a plus backup. He started nine games last year, going 3-6 with a 62.0 completion percentage and 14:12 TD-to-INT ratio.

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Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 15-of-24 passes for 166 yards and one interception in Tennessee's Week 17 win over Houston.

Fitzpatrick inked a two-year deal in the offseason and ended up playing in 11 games, starting nine of them, for the Titans. Tennessee went 3-6 in those nine starts. Fitzpatrick is merely a game manager and needs plenty of talent around him in order to succeed. He also turns the ball over too much. The 31-year-old ends his season completing 217-of-350 passes (62 percent) for 2,454 yards (7.01 YPA) and a 14:12 TD:INT ratio. FitzMagic added three more rushing scores. He's set to earn $2.75 million in 2014 and should be back in Tennessee as a competent backup, though who he'll be backing up is unclear.