By Mark Lane
Corrections & Clarifications: An earlier version of this story was unclear on the last time the Titans made the playoffs (it was last season) and the last time they made the playoffs in consecutive seasons (2007 and 2008).
Offensive lineman David Quessenberry was an inspiration for the Houston Texans during his tenure from 2013-17. From battling season-ending injuries as a rookie to non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma from 2015-16, Quessenberry was a guiding light for many Texans who endured rehab, including J.J. Watt.
It’s no surprise that Titans coach Mike Vrabel, who was with the Texans from 2014-17, would sign Quessenberry to Tennessee after Houston released him at last during the final cuts to 53 players this preseason.
Aside from Quessenberry’s heart and determination that helped him defeat cancer, it was the giving spirit the beleaguered offensive lineman showed toward Vrabel’s son that sealed his admiration for the former San Jose State product.
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“This is a kid that I watched rehab and he took my son who was changing positions and being an offensive lineman and he would work out with him,” Vrabel said on a conference call with Houston media Wednesday. “I would walk in the weight room and ‘Quess’ would be in there with Tyler trying to help him as this guy’s recovering from...