Texans promote Quessenberry for first time since cancer diagnosis

The Houston Texans may have a lost season but they will receive an emotional boost with David Quessenberry on the sideline for his first regular-season game in three years following a battle with non-Hodgkin T-lymphoblastic lymphoma. 

The Texans lineman took to the field in a preseason fixture against the Carolina Panthers but has yet to feature in the NFL regular season.

Monday's tilt against the Pittsburgh Steelers will be his first professional appearance. 

Quessenberry, who has been on Houston's non-football illness list since 2015, finished his last round of chemotherapy in April just in time for OTAs.

The 27-year-old was diagnosed with the disease in June 2014 after he felt constantly tired and had a continual cough.

Even though his cancer was said to be in remission in February 2015, he completed his final treatment this year. 

The sixth-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft has yet to play in an NFL game after spending his entire rookie season on injured reserve with a broken foot but he has remained with the Texans on their non-football injury list. 

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