In Bill O’Brien second year as the head coach of the Houston Texans, he is witnessing firsthand an unusual situation as two brothers hope to make the team.
David Quessenberry and his younger brother Paul are both battling to become fixtures with the Texans for years to come.
David has made a name for himself mostly because of his documented battle with lymphoma, which caused him to miss the 2014 NFL season. He is now in remission and will be taking part in the Houston Texans' off-season conditioning work in hopes of helping out on the offensive line.
David Quessenberry was drafted in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL draft by the Houston Texans. He was an offensive tackle at San Jose State and he was practicing as an offensive guard in the Texans scheme before the discovery of his lymphoma.
The younger Quessenberry, Paul, is a defensive end and a three year letter winner out of Annapolis. In his 2014 season, he finished with 8.5 tackles for loss after dedicating the season to his older brother David because of his battle with lymphoma.
Both brothers face an uphill battle to make the Texas 2015 roster. David was drafted under a different coaching regime and now that Bill O’Brien has his coaching staff in place there is usually very little loyalty to keep players that weren’t drafted by the coaching staff.
Paul was coming in as an undrafted free agent to a Texas team that already has quite a bit of depth at the defensive end position.
The Texans organization already has arguably the best defensive player in the entire NFL in JJ Watt playing the defensive end position and is highly unlikely that Paul can lessen any of Watt’s playing time.
His best hope of making the Texans roster is through his special teams play and hopefully as a rotational defensive player.
It is definitely a story worth keeping track of as the Texans go through their training camp and preseason games. Can both Quessenberry brothers make the Texans roster?
If both brothers are fortunate enough to make the Texans roster be on the lookout for the third brother Scott, a sophomore offensive lineman at UCLA, to follow his older brothers into the NFL and perhaps even the Houston Texans.
As storylines in the NFL go, you can’t help but want to root for the Quessenberry brothers to both
make the Houston Texans roster.
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