As tonight's game vs the Houston Texans draws near, the speculation on what the New England Patriots will do at the quarterback position continues to swirl.

That speculation includes...

- ESPN's Adam Schefter reporting that the Patriots actually brought in QBs T.J. Yates and Sean Renfree to work out yesterday. Both left without signing any deal.

- NFL Media's Ian Rapoport reports the team has done 'extensive preparation' to get Julian Edelman ready to be the backup quarterback.

- The Boston Herald's Jeff Howe reporting that the Pats may be putting some pressure on Jimmy Garopollo to be ready for Thursday night, if only in a backup role.

NOTE: The Patriots vs Texans game is live on Sports Radio 92.9 The Ticket. Pregame coverage begins at 5:30pm Thursday.