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Keenum stays at home, signs with Texans

University of Houston quarterback goes undrafted. Terry McCormick

Print This April 30, 2012, 11:16 PM EST

Case Keenum's NFL career will begin in the same city where his college career ended - Houston.

Keenum signed as an undrafted free agent with the Texans, says Fox 26.

Keenum set all sorts of school and NCAA records at the University of Houston, but did not hear his name called through any of the seven rounds of the NFL Draft.

But he is happy to have a chance with the hometown Texans, who needed a third quarterback after releasing Matt Leinart. The Texans have Matt Schaub as their starter and T.J. Yates, who finished last year as a rookie starter when Schaub and Leinart were hurt.

"It means a lot," Keenum said. "It was a pretty crazy day.

"If you would've told me this is where I would be at the end of today yesterday or last week, I would be with the Texans, I couldn't have been happier. I'm absolutely thrilled, not only to stay in Houston. There's so many things that mean a lot to me and it's just one of those things where God just makes the right place for so many reasons."

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Terry McCormick covers the Titans for TitanInsider.com

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