Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien admitted that the team has discussed the possibility of adding free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick as a replacement for their injured starter Deshaun Watson, who is out for the season after tearing his ACL during practice. O’Brien made the confirmation to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, adding that evaluating players is done by every team in the NFL. During his interview with Wilson, O’Brien said he studied Kaepernick in college and in the NFL, saying he has known him for a long time, calling him a good football player.

Until now, the Texans haven't contacted representatives of Kaepernick about the possibly of signing him, according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.

As of now, O’Brien said he plans to utilize the players on the roster, including backup quarterback Tom Savage, who will start against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday. In their 20-14 loss to the Indianapolis Colts, Savage completed 19-of-44 passes for 219 yards and a touchdown as the Texans dropped to 3-5. Last season with the San Francisco 49ers, Kaepernick threw for 2,241 yards and 16 touchdowns with four interceptions and rushed for 468 yards and two touchdowns in 12 games. Fox Sports' Jay Glazer first reported the Texans’ interest in Kaepernick.

Broncos to stick with Osweiler

Despite their 51-23 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles that dropped them to 3-5, the Denver Broncos are sticking with Brock Osweiler as their starting quarterback. Per Marc Sessler of NFL.com, coach Vance Joseph said Osweiler will start again when the Broncos take on the New England Patriots on Sunday.

Against the Eagles, Osweiler completed 19-of-38 passes for 208 yards and a touchdown, with two interceptions in his first start as replacement for the struggling Trevor Siemian, who started seven games for the Broncos this season. In that span, Siemian completed 152-of-247 passes for 1,669 yards and nine touchdowns, with 10 interceptions.

Buccaneers QB Winston out for weeks

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers plan to shut down starting quarterback Jameis Winston for the next few weeks after aggravating his shoulder injury in their 30-10 loss to the New Orleans Saints. Winston didn't play in the second half after reaggravating the injury, which he suffered in their Week 6 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Winston completed 7-of-13 passes for 67 yards with no touchdowns in the first half before he was replaced by Ryan Fitzpatrick, who went 8-of-15 for 67 yards and a score for the Buccaneers (2-6).