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Texans QB Tom Savage returns after being evaluated for concussion

NASHVILLE -- Houston Texans quarterback Tom Savage left Sunday's game after he was evaluated for a concussion at the start of the second quarter and was replaced by Brock Osweiler.

Savage has since cleared the concussion protocol, and he came back in the game for the last 23 seconds of the first half to take a knee.

Savage was initially evaluated on the sideline and was taken to the locker room in the second quarter. On the previous play, Savage ran a successful quarterback sneak on fourth-and-1.

Savage replaced Osweiler in the Texans' Week 15 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars after Osweiler threw two first-half interceptions. Savage was making just his second career NFL start on Sunday.

The Texans signed Osweiler to a four-year, $72 million contract during the offseason, but he struggled this season, entering the game with 14 touchdowns and 16 interceptions in 14 games this season.

Savage was 5-of-8 for 25 yards and a fumble before he left the game.

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