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Rams Claim QB Casey Keenum Off Waivers

Casey Keenum

The Rams have claimed quarterback Casey Keenum off waivers from the Houston Texans, JIm Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Keenum, a second-year player from the University of Houston, become odd man out after the Texans traded with New England for Ryan Mallett.

Keenum, 26, started eight games last season for the Texans, completing 137 of 253 passes (54.2 percent) for 1,760 yards with nine touchdowns and six interceptions. His passer rating was 78.2.

At the University of Houston, Keenum set NCAA career records for passing yards, touchdowns, and completions. But undersized at 6-1, 205, he went undrafted, signing with the Texans in 2012 and spending the year on the practice squad.


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