With fewer and fewer experienced veteran quarterbacks available, news of the torn ACL suffered by Texan quarterback Deshaun Watson sparked immediate speculation that the team would sign Colin Kaepernick. And so, of course, the Texans promptly signed Matt McGloin.

As to a report (that has since been dubbed a joke . . . good one?) that owner Bob McNair has signed off on a Colin Kaepernick workout, a source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that this isn’t accurate.

Of course, that doesn’t mean the Texans won’t kick the tires on Kaepernick. Obviously, they should. The team’s offense had evolved in recent weeks to match the skills and abilities of Watson, and those skills and abilities have plenty of similarities to Kaepernick’s. And coach Bill O’Brien has the skills and abilities to be creative on the fly in order to help his offensive players score points.