Titans add OL David Quessenberry to practice squad
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have added offensive lineman David Quessenberry to their practice squad.
Quessenberry went to the Houston Texans in the sixth round of the 2013 draft and spent three years on their non-football illness list as he battled non-Hodgkin's lymphoma .
Miller among those cut by Texans to get roster to 53
HOUSTON (AP) — Receiver Braxton Miller, a third-round pick in 2016, was among those cut by the Houston Texans as they trimmed their roster to 53 players for the regular season.
Miller was twice named Big Ten offensive player of the year as a quarterback at Ohio State before transitioning to receiver after an injury. He saw limited action in two seasons with the Texans, finishing his career in Houston with 34 receptions for 261 yards and two touchdowns in 21 games.
Ben Roethlisberger threw for 226 yards and two touchdowns, and the Pittsburgh Steelers clinched a first-round playoff bye with a 34-6 win over the Houston Texans yesterday. Roethlisberger threw passes to six players as the 12-3 Steelers routed the lowly 4-11 Texans despite missing NFL leading receiver Antonio Brown, who sat out with a calf injury. The Steelers led 20-0 at halftime after taking advantage of two turnovers by the Texans. In a side note, it took a little longer than he expected, but Houston offensive lineman David Quessenberry made his NFL debut. He was diagnosed with cancer (non-Hodgkin T-lymphoblastic lymphoma) in 2014, just a year after he was drafted by the Texans. He had been on the team's non-football illness list since 2015, but he played this preseason. The Texans cut Quessenberry prior to the regular season but re-signed him to the practice squad, before he was promoted on Wednesday.
Cancer survivor Quessenberry makes debut for Texans
HOUSTON (AP) — Cancer survivor David Quessenberry knew all week that he'd make his NFL debut on Monday for the Houston Texans against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
What he didn't realize until before just before the game was that he'd not only play, but be one of his team's captains.
"That surprised me," he said. "That was really cool. I didn't expect that. When (coach Bill O'Brien) told the team that, everyone was really excited for me, and I was, too."
Cancer survivor Quessenberry to make NFL debut for Texans
HOUSTON (AP) — During the really tough times as he fought to overcome cancer, David Quessenberry would daydream about reaching his lifelong goal of playing in an NFL game.
It was a plan that was derailed when he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and put on hold for years as he underwent treatment for the disease.
Texans OL David Quessenberry wins PFWA’s Halas Award
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Texans offensive lineman David Quessenberry has won the 2017 George Halas Award from the Professional Football Writers of America.
The Halas Award is given to a player, coach or staff member in the NFL who overcomes adversity to succeed. Quessenberry now 26, experienced a three-year battle with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma diagnosed in 2014 and returned to the field in 2017.