Ka'imi Fairbairn took over the kicking job in Houston ahead of the 2017 season and he is hopeful that hell continue in the role for years to come.Fairbairn was a restricted free agent this offseason and signed the $3.095 million tender proffered by the team early in the offseason. Hes on track for unrestricted free agency after this season and his goal is to land a long-term contract with the only NFL team hes played for since going undrafted out of UCLA.Yeah Womens Benardrick McKinney Jersey , of course, this is one of the best places to kick, Fairbairn said, via the . We have a really good young team, great owners, great coaching staff. I just focus on today. I just do my best today and let all the chips fall where they may. I cant predict the future.Fairbairn set a franchise record with 37 field goals last season and has made 85 percent of his field goal tries over the last two seasons. Continued success at that level will likely have the Texans feeling the same way about continuing the working relationship in 2020 and beyond. HOUSTON (AP)During the really tough times as he fought to overcome cancer, David Quessenberry would daydream about reaching his lifelong goal of playing in an NFL game. It was a plan that was derailed when he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma Lamar Miller Jersey White , and put on hold for years as he underwent treatment for the disease. Finally healthy, the guard was elevated to the active roster from the practice squad this week and in what his teammates call a storybook turn coach Bill OBrien said hell make his NFL debut on Monday when the Houston Texans host the Pittsburgh Steelers. Its been long, its been really tough nothing that Ive been through has been normal, a normal path since Ive been drafted, Quessenberry said. This is just one of those things that lines up for an awesome opportunity on Monday football on Christmas. Quessenberry was drafted by the Texans in the sixth round in 2013, but sustained a season-ending foot injury before appearing in a game. The following June he was diagnosed with cancer and spent three years fighting the disease before being declared cancer-free and returning to practice in May. He was cut before the season, but signed to the practice squad the next day J.J. Watt Jersey White , where he remained until his promotion this week. To overcome what hes overcome, to be able to step back onto the field in an NFL football game, is an incredible accomplishment for him, OBrien said. And I know for him, hes such a driven guy, he really wants to go out there and play well. And OBrien was quick to point out that he earned his spot on the roster. He doesnt want to just show up and (say): `Yeah, thank you. This isnt a pat on the back Alfred Blue Jersey White , OBrien said. This is a roster move. Hes gotten better every week this week on the practice squad and we think he can help us. The 27-year-old lauded his family for their support during his treatment and is excited to share the moment with them on Monday. Im sure its going to be special for them. Finally, he said. We talked about it and dreamed it and worked for it and now its here. For me, I get to play on Monday on Christmas. It doesnt get any better than that. Quessenberrys fight with cancer has served as an inspiration for many who are dealing with the disease and he has continued to spend time with cancer patients at local hospitals since his recovery. He wasnt always comfortable with the notoriety he gained as he worked to beat cancer, but has since made peace with it. That was hard for me at first just because I dont always want to be known like this, he said. But then Ive talked to so many patients and survivors and theyve said that my story gives them hope or inspiration and thats something that means a lot to me and something that Im willing to bear and something that Ive embraced. In June he was honored by the Pro Football Writers of America as the recipient of the George Halas Award. Its an award given annually to an NFL coach, player or staff member who overcomes adversity to succeed. Quarterback T.J. Yates, who has known Quessenberry since he was drafted couldnt be happier for his friend and said his journey belongs in a storybook. To see how far hes come back and to see his body transformation once he got sick Natrell Jamerson Jersey White , how much weight he lost. How much muscle he lost, Yates said. To work as hard as he did to come back and to get to this point and to get this opportunity, its really cool. Receiver DeAndre Hopkins and Quessenberry are two of only three players left on Houstons roster from the 2013 draft. Since they joined the team the same year, Hopkins has been around to see Quessenberrys entire path to recovery and has been one of his biggest cheerleaders as he returned to the field. Thats amazing for what hes overcome cancer, Hopkins said. Just for him to even be able to be normal in life and not just come out on the football field, but just be a normal person, a lot of people dont come back from that http://www.thetexanslockerroom.com/auth … man-jersey , especially what he had and how bad it was. For a guy in my (rookie) class especially, I feel a little bit more happy for him because not many from my class are still here. Quessenberry knows it will be emotional when he steps on the field on Monday for his first game. But after working so hard and for so many years to get to this point, hes not going to let his feelings get in the way of his chance to perform for the Texans, whose offensive line has been decimated by injuries. Im excited just to cut it loose and just play ball and just be like a normal player, he said. Im in the game plan. Im really excited to suit up and play on Monday.