Texans Feb 2, 2023; Houston, TX, USA; A detail shot of a Houston Texans helmet prior to a press conference introducing Demeco Ryans as head coach at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports

With C.J. Stroud’s status unknown for Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns due to a concussion, the Houston Texans are adding insurance at the quarterback position.

According to Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network, the Texans have signed Tim Boyle to their practice squad after he worked out for the team on Tuesday. This comes after the team put in a waiver claim for Nathan Rourke, who was awarded to the New England Patriots instead because of a higher waiver priority.

This will mark the 29-year-old Boyle’s fourth NFL team.

Boyle, who played college football at UConn and Western Kentucky, joined the Jets this offseason after four seasons playing for teams in the NFC North. He spent two seasons with the Green Bay Packers, one season with the Detroit Lions, and one season with the Chicago Bears.

Boyle replaced Zach Wilson in a 32-6 lopsided loss to the Buffalo Bills. He started two games for the Jets — against the Miami Dolphins and Atlanta Falcons — and completed 41 of 63 attempts (65 percent) for 327 yards with a touchdown and three interceptions. The Jets released Boyle after the team’s loss to the Falcons, and Trevor Siemian replaced him.

He’s appeared in 20 NFL games, starting five (0-5), and has garnered a 62.3 completion percentage, 934 passing yards, four touchdowns and 12 interceptions.

NFL insider Aaron Wilson reported Tuesday that Stroud remains in the concussion protocol and still has symptoms. The Texans are preparing to start Case Keenum for a second consecutive game, with Stroud not set to return this week.

[Mike Garafolo]

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