Texans' Tom Savage clears concussion protocol

Houston Texans quarterback Tom Savage has cleared the NFL's concussion protocol.

What It Means:

He'll be available to serve as Brock Osweiler's backup this weekend against the New England Patriots. If Osweiler struggles early, it wouldn't be entirely surprising to see Savage enter the game.

Savage and Osweiler put up identical -0.04 Passing Net Expected Points per drop back rates in the regular season, but Osweiler sustained that rate over 459 more drop backs than Savage.