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Texans place QB Tom Savage on injured reserve

Aug 30, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Tom Savage (3) looks to throw against the New Orleans Saints in the second half of their game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Texans won, 27-13. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

Aug 30, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Tom Savage (3) looks to throw against the New Orleans Saints in the second half of their game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Texans won, 27-13. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Texans second-year quarterback Tom Savage is expected to miss 'significant time' after suffering a shoulder injury in the team's final preseason game Thursday against the Dallas Cowboys.

Texans head coach Bill O'Brien said Savage's injury will not likely require surgery, but the third-string quarterback is being placed on injured reserve for the 2015 season.

Houston had planned to keep three quarterbacks on the roster, and are reportedly planning to sign Zac Dysert to replace Savage for practice squad reasons after he was waived by the Chicago Bears, according to ESPN's Tania Ganguli.

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Savage was the Texans' fourth round pick in 2014 out of Pittsburgh, and has been kept on the roster in a mostly developmental capacity.

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