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Texans drop QB Beck

Houston needs roster spot to add safety depth. Terry McCormick

Print This October 03, 2012, 03:01 PM EST

The Houston Texans waived quarterback John Beck on Wednesday, according to the Houston Chronicle.

The Texans needed to add depth at safety, and re-signed Troy Nolan to the 53-man roster. Quintin Demps will miss some time after suffering a broken forearm, but the team opted not to place him on injured reserve.

The release of Beck leaves the 4-0 Texans with two quarterbacks - starter Matt Schaub and second-year pro T.J. Yates, who finished up last year as the starter when both Schaub and former Texan Matt Leinart suffered season-ending injuries.

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Terry McCormick covers the Titans for TitanInsider.com

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