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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.

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Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 17-of-26 passes for 181 yards, one touchdown, and an interception in Sunday's Week 16 win over the Jaguars.

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Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 13-of-24 passes for 172 yards with one touchdown and one interception in Sunday's Week 14 loss at Denver.

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Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 30-of-42 passes for 320 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions in Sunday's Week 12 win at Oakland.

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Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 22-of-28 passes for 222 yards and a touchdown in Tennessee's Week 11 loss to the Colts.

Making like Alex Smith, Fitzpatrick also rushed four times for 26 yards, getting away with a fumble in the process (an obvious cough up wasn't challenged by Indy). Fitz also imitated Smith in the passing game, dinking and dunking the Colts nearly to death before finally popping a big play with Indy in its prevent defense late in the fourth quarter. Fitz's score came with the Titans trailing 30-20 with 2:00 left, and needing an onside kick to have a chance to tie. They didn't recover it, and the game was over. As far as backups go, Fitzpatrick is more than competent, but he's not going to be winning the Titans any games. He's a low-end QB2 for fantasy purposes.