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Tom Savage | Lions QB

Date of Birth:  04/26/1990
Age:  32
Height  6'4"
Weight:   230
College:  Pittsburgh
Drafted:  2014 | Round 4 | Pick 135
Depth Chart:  3rd string

Tom Savage | Lions QB


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Tom Savage | Lions QB

Tom Savage is in concussion protocol.

Just like in the regular season, Savage must clear concussion protocol before he can play again. This isn't Savage's first concussion, which is a concern, but hopefully he's feeling better and can get back on the field soon. Detroit signed quarterback Josh Johnson this morning.

Tom Savage | Lions QB

The Lions signed Tom Savage.

The 2014 fourth-round pick spent last season with Cincinnati and San Francisco after spending his first four NFL seasons with the Texans. Savage has 13 games (nine starts) of experience, and he'll look to compete with Connor Cook for the backup quarterback job behind Matthew Stafford in Detroit.

Tom Savage | Lions QB

The Bengals have claimed Tom Savage off waivers from the 49ers.

The roster move comes with Andy Dalton (thumb) being placed on IR, and Savage will slide in as the team's No. 2 quarterback behind Jeff Driskel. There is certainly a chance the veteran winds up under center at some point down the stretch due to Driskel's tendency to run, but Savage wouldn't have much fantasy value.

Tom Savage | Lions QB

The Niners re-signed Tom Savage.

Savage was released ahead of last night's game, but he's now back with the Niners. The veteran quarterback will be the third quarterback behind C.J. Beathard and Nick Mullens.

Tom Savage | Lions QB

The 49ers are releasing quarterback Tom Savage, according to multiple reports.

San Francisco plays tonight, so the move suggests that C.J. Beathard (wrist) will at least be active against the Raiders. Savage should resurface soon, and it could be back with the 49ers.

Tom Savage | Lions QB

The Niners signed Tom Savage, according to Jordan Schultz.

San Francisco has been going with Nick Mullens as the backup behind C.J. Beathard, but the veteran Savage could take over that job soon. Hopefully Beathard is able to remain healthy despite his almost-reckless style of play, but Savage would not be a highly-recommended fantasy option even if he hits the field this season.

Tom Savage | Lions QB

The Saints have released quarterback Tom Savage.

This was expected to be the case if the team couldn’t find a trade partner for the veteran backup, as Teddy Bridgewater and Taysom Hill both were set to make the team behind Drew Brees. Savage should be able to find a new home soon, especially if injuries hit the position.

Tom Savage | Lions QB

Tom Savage is signing with the Saints.

Savage's agency, Schwartz & Feinsod made the announcement on Twitter. New Orleans is a good spot for Savage, and he'll be able to compete for the backup job behind Drew Brees now that Chase Daniel is off to Chicago to backup Mitchell Trubisky. However, Taysom Hill is a clear favorite of Sean Payton and might have the inside track for the job.

Tom Savage | Lions QB

Tom Savage (concussion) has been placed on injured reserve.

Savage's season ends with 1,412 passing yards with five touchdowns, six interceptions, and a 56.1% completion percentage. He started seven games for the Texans, opening the season under center for them until Deshaun Watson came in and took the job from Week 2 until his torn ACL in the beginning of November. Savage will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, and head coach Bill O'Brien seems to be a fan, so we'll see if he re-signs with Houston as a backup to Watson.

Tom Savage | Lions QB

Tom Savage has been ruled out with a concussion.

This isn't surprising, as Savage took an ugly looking hit against the 49ers. Before leaving, Savage was 6/12 for 63 yards before leaving the game.

Tom Savage | Lions QB

Tom Savage leaves game with apparent injury.

Savage took a shot and was on the ground in the second quarter against the 49ers. The Texans haven't said what the injury is, but he's headed to the locker room. T.J. Yates is now in at quarterback for Houston.

Tom Savage | Lions QB

Tom Savage throws for 365 yards in Week 13 loss.

Savage played what was probably his best game of the season against the Titans, going 31/49 for 365 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. The touchdown was on a low throw to Stephen Anderson in the end zone. Next week against the 49ers would be as good of a matchup as any for Savage, but he's best left out of fantasy lineups.

Tom Savage | Lions QB

Tom Savage throws two interceptions in Week 12 loss.

Savage was 22/37 for 252 yards and two interceptions and two fumbles lost against the Ravens, as he played well aside from the turnovers. The final interception came on the final drive on a throw over the middle to tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz while the defender's back was turned (and you could see what Savage saw in trying to fit the throw in there), but the defender turned around and made the easy interception. Savage just needs to eliminate the turnovers, and he should get better with more playing experience, but unfortunately the playoff hopes of the Texans are looking dim at the moment.

Tom Savage | Lions QB

Tom Savage plays well as Texans defeat the Cardinals.

Savage played what was probably the best game of his career so far in the Week 11 victory, as he was 22/32 for 230 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception, and one fumble lost. The touchdowns were to Lamar Miller (on a dime in the red zone to the side of the end zone) and DeAndre Hopkins (on a great 28-yard deep ball to the end zone). Things are likely to get tougher against the Ravens next week, but Savage will look to keep it going.

Tom Savage | Lions QB

Texans offense struggles as the team drops to 3-6.

Tom Savage was 18/36 for 221 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in the loss. The touchdown was to a wide-open Bruce Ellington down the middle of the field. Both interceptions came deep in Rams territory, and while the Rams played very well on defense, Savage needs to play better to keep the Texans in games. Houston will attempt to stop their losing skid as they face the Cardinals in Week 11.

Tom Savage | Lions QB

Tom Savage struggles in loss to the Colts.

Savage was 19/44 for 219 yards, one touchdown, and zero interceptions. He also fumbled twice, losing one on a fourth down sack at the end of the game. The touchdown was the first of his career on a nice throw to DeAndre Hopkins, but as expected, the offense took a big step back without Deshaun Watson. At 3-5, Houston is now two games behind both Tennessee and Jacksonville in the division as they head into a matchup with the 6-2 Rams. Savage isn't a fantasy option.

Tom Savage | Lions QB

Tom Savage is benched in Week 1 loss to the Jaguars.

Savage was 7/13 for 62 yards, losing two fumbles before being replaced by rookie Deshaun Watson. Although Watson had his struggles, it would be surprising if the Texans didn't stick with him as the starter, even on a short week against the Bengals this Thursday night. Houston needs to give whoever is playing quarterback better protection up front.

Tom Savage | Lions QB

Texans bench Tom Savage after one half.

Houston was suffocated by Jacksonville's defense in the first half, giving up six sacks. Savage was 7/13 for 62 yards in the first half, but he also lost two fumbles. Despite the benching, there was really nothing Savage could do. Bill O'Brien likely decided Watson's athleticism could either a) spark the team or b) use his athletic ability to evade pressure. Watson could seize the job and run with it here after Houston scored zero points in the first half.

Tom Savage | Lions QB

Tom Savage was 10/16 for 79 yards in the Texans' third preseason game.

Savage couldn't put points on the board, but neither could Deshaun Watson or Brandon Weedon, as the team was shutout against New Orleans. It looks like Savage is the clear starter for Houston, but he's not expected to be a fantasy option.

Tom Savage | Lions QB

Tom Savage plays very well in Week 2 of the preseason.

Savage was 8/9 for 98 yards and a touchdown in the exhibition against New England. The touchdown came on a nice nine-yard pass to the back of the end zone to Jaelen Strong. Deshaun Watson played fine, but was only 3/10 in the game. Savage looks like he'll certainly be starting Week 1 for the Texans.

Tom Savage | Lions QB

Tom Savage was 9/11 for 69 yards in the Texans' first preseason game.

Savage and the first-team offense went down the field for one touchdown drive in about a quarter. While they didn't have any chunk plays, he completed passes and didn't make any mistakes. He'll probably get more time in the team's second preseason game next week.

Tom Savage | Lions QB

Tom Savage is listed as the starting quarterback on the Texans unofficial depth chart.

Expect impressive rookie Deshaun Watson to also get some time with the first team. Unofficial depth charts are...unofficial—sometimes the coaches don't have any input at all and don't even care about it—but it's worth noting because it's probably correct for this position. Savage is considered the starter, but Watson won't make it an easy decision Bill O'Brien and company.

Tom Savage | Lions QB

Despite trading up for QB Deshaun Watson, the Texans say Tom Savage is still the starting quarterback.

Watson is no doubt the quarterback of the future, so the Texans are going to take it slow and not force things. Savage is more than capable of leading the Texans, but Deshaun Watson will likely start when he's ready, whether it's this year is to be determined.

Tom Savage | Lions QB

Texans GM Rick Smith talks quarterback situation.

Speaking today, Smith said he thinks Tom Savage has "proven that he understands this offense and can play at a high level." Smith said he is comfortable with Savage as the quarterback. He indicated that the Texans will be drafting a quarterback, saying that they only have two quarterbacks on the roster and normally have three. The Texans look like a team that could trade up for a quarterback—perhaps whoever is left of Deshaun Watson or Patrick Mahomes once one of them is drafted. They could also be interested in Mitchell Trubisky.

Tom Savage | Lions QB

Houston Chronicle reporter John McClain thinks Tom Savage will start for the Texans in 2017.

McClain does not believe the Texans will get Jay Cutler or Colin Kaepnerick. He thinks they will draft a quarterback in the first round and start Savage to open the season. There are definitely things to like about Savage, and he is entering his fourth year in the system. One would think the Texans really like Savage if they didn't go hard after Tony Romo.

Tom Savage | Lions QB

Bill O'Brien believes Tom Savage can lead the Texans to the playoffs.

In an interview with Judy Battista, O'Brien said Savage is a guy they're "excited" about. If the Texans don't add a quarterback before the season, Savage would almost certainly open the season as the starting quarterback, with Brandon Weeden backing him up. O'Brien would not comment on Tony Romo because he is still under contract with the Cowboys, but it seems they would at least be interested in exploring the option of adding Romo if he hits the open market.

Tom Savage did not play in the Texans' playoff loss to New England.

After looking pretty good in his first NFL starts, Savage will likely have a chance to compete for the starting job in training camp, assuming the Texans don't bring anyone else in the fold.

Tom Savage | Lions QB

Tom Savage is out for the Texans for the Wild Card Round against Oakland.

The $72 million man, Brock Osweiler, will start for Houston and we'll see if the Texans can get their money's worth in the playoffs.

Tom Savage | Lions QB

Tom Savage gets concussed, Brock Osweiler takes over.

Savage was 5/8 for 25 yards before he left. Brock Osweiler finished the game, and it's unclear who the Texan's starter will be for the first round of the playoffs.

Tom Savage | Lions QB

Tom Savage plays mistake-free; Texans win AFC South with 12-10 win over Cincinnati.

Savage was 18/29 for 176 yards in the game. He took four sacks in the game, but didn't turn the ball over and will look to progress as Houston's starting quarterback. He needs the work in Week 17 against the Titans, but is not a fantasy option.

Tom Savage | Lions QB

Tom Savage has been named the Texans starting quarterback.

It was the right move, with Brock Owseiler playing terribly in his first year with the Texans. Savage was someone to keep an eye on when he was drafted in the fourth round of the 2014 draft, and he will try to lead the Texans to the AFC South title in his third season. He has a prime opportunity to be the Texans' starter not just for the rest of this season, but 2017 and beyond.

Tom Savage | Lions QB

Tom Savage replaces Osweiler; leads Texans to comeback win.

Savage was 23/36 for 260 yards in relief for a benched Brock Osweiler, who threw two interceptions on 11 attempts. The third-year quarterback is clearly the superior player to Osweiler, and Bill O'Brien is sure to stick with him as the Texans try to make the playoffs. Now at 8-6, yesterday's quarterback change could be the difference in Houston's season. Savage will get his first start of the season this on Saturday night against the Bengals on Christmas Eve.