NFL notebook: Keenum to start at QB for Texans
By Wire Reports
Published: Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, 8:33 p.m.
HOUSTON — Case Keenum, who hasn't played in a meaningful game since he was in college in January 2012, will start at quarterback for the Texans on Sunday in one of the tougher environments in the NFL.
Keenum will make his first appearance in a regular-season game against the rugged defense of the undefeated Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium, where the fans just set a Guinness record as the noisiest outdoor stadium in the world.
Matt Schaub still is out dealing with injuries to his right ankle and foot.
Keenum was a record-setting quarterback at the University of Houston before spending last season on the practice squad.
Gronkowski still not cleared
Drew Rosenhaus, the agent for Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, told a radio station in Miami that his client has not yet been cleared to play by Dr. James Andrews, the renowned orthopedic surgeon who is independently consulting with Gronkowski as he recovers from back and forearm surgeries.
Although Gronkowski has yet to play in a game, he has taken part in every Patriots practice during the regular season, each time on a limited basis.
Locker wants to play
Injured Tennessee quarterback Jake Locker said he's preparing to start Sunday against San Francisco. The Titans aren't saying he will, but they're also not saying he won't.
Coach Mike Munchak said the Titans are going to wait and see how Locker feels after a second straight practice before deciding who starts. Ryan Fitzpatrick is listed as the starter.
Vick not ruled out yet
Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, still recovering from a hamstring injury, does not expect to play in Sunday's game against Dallas.
However, coach Chip Kelly has not officially ruled him out.
Vick has practiced on a limited basis all week while second-year quarterback Nick Foles has worked with the first team.
The Eagles (3-3) have won consecutive games with Foles under center, and Sunday's game with the Cowboys (3-3) is for first place in the NFC East.
Company sells shares in Foster
A San Francisco-based company is announcing Thursday that it has made an agreement to obtain an interest in the current and future income of Texans star running back Arian Foster in exchange for $10 million that it hopes to raise through the creation and sale of a tracking stock tied to Foster's marketability.
The company, Fantex Holdings, has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission and soon will stage an initial offering of 1.055 million shares at $10 per share, co-founder and CEO Buck French told USA Today.
Foster will get the $10 million from Fantex, which will get 20 percent of his football, endorsement and other brand-related income reaching back to Feb. 28 and going forward in perpetuity.
Around the league
Adrian Peterson rejoined the Vikings after missing practice to attend the funeral for his 2-year-old son. ... Browns running back Willis McGahee is not practicing because of an unspecified injury. ... Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez said he has no regrets about coming back for another season and no desire to finish his career with anyone else.
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