Senior Bowl 2016 Practice

In this 2016 photo, Alabama Head Football Coach Nick Saban and his former Tide quarterback AJ McCarron are shown as they watch the South team practice ahead of that year's Senior Bowl game. 

The Houston Texans on Tuesday signed AJ McCarron to be the team's backup quarterback. According to ESPN, the one-year deal is for $3 million.

McCarron tweeted this message: "Excited for this New Journey!! God has blessed us GREATLY! My Family & I are very thankful! @HoustonTexans #LetsWork"

The former QB standout for the Alabama Crimson Tide has previously served as backup in the NFL for Cincinnati, Buffalo and Oakland.

McCarron is a Mobile native.

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