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Report: Texans to sign QB Jake Delhomme

Posted on: November 29, 2011 5:15 pm
Edited on: November 30, 2011 8:53 am
Delhomme could be Houston's newest quarterback. (Getty Images/AP/US PRESSWIRE)

Posted by Ryan Wilson

The Texans placed quarterback Matt Schaub on injured reserve last week. On Sunday, they lost backup Matt Leinart to a broken collarbone. Instead of going through the rest of the season with backup to the backup, T.J. Yates, Houston will signed veteran Jake Delhomme after a Tuesday workout, NFL Network's Jason La Canfora reports.

The Texans had already signed former Jets second-round pick Kellen Clemens after losing Schaub for the season. Delhomme becomes the latest addition to the new-look Houston quarterbacks now that they're without Leinart (who also appears headed for injured reserve).

Delhomme spent seven seasons with the Carolina Panthers and led them to the 2003 Super Bowl (they lost to the Patriots) and the 2008 NFC Divisional game (another loss, this time to the Cardinals). The Browns signed Delhomme to be their starter in 2010, but injuries and an unwieldy contract led to his release after the season.

There was some speculation that he might be in demand as a mentor, perhaps reuniting with John Fox in Denver to help groom Tim Tebow (turns out, Tebow doesn't need any help).

And earlier this season, the Dolphins were reportedly interested in signing Delhomme (he passed).

At 8-3, the Texans are the AFC's top team. And despite losing its Nos. 1 and 2 signal callers, should have little trouble making the playoffs. That said, the expectations once they get there were pretty much dashed when Leinart followed Schaub to IR.

The Texans are in their 10th year of existence and have never qualified for the postseason. They're only winning campaign came in 2009 when they went 9-7. Seventh-year head coach Gary Kubiak was in danger of losing his job after last year's disappointing 6-10 effort, but he was retained. And right up until they lost Schaub, Houston was considered a legitimate Super Bowl contender.

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Since: Oct 27, 2011
Posted on: November 30, 2011 7:16 am

Report: Texans to sign QB Jake Delhomme

For some reason the Texans have a black cloud following them around. Every year seems like something happens to mess up their season. I was really pulling for them this year. After losing schaub it was over at that point!! Matt Leinert wasn't taken them past the first round of the playoffs. For them to sign Delhomme their desperate. Gary Kubiak is a great coach and has put a hell of a team together. Atleast they will make the playoffs for the first time in franchise history. Don't think they will get past the first round though.

Since: Dec 14, 2007
Posted on: November 29, 2011 11:34 pm

Report: Texans to sign QB Jake Delhomme


Since: Oct 19, 2006
Posted on: November 29, 2011 11:10 pm

Report: Texans to sign QB Jake Delhomme

Actually, the Raiders looked to Garrard when Jason Campbell went down.  He had some back surgery and is not physically able to play.

Since: Oct 31, 2008
Posted on: November 29, 2011 11:01 pm

Report: Texans to sign QB Jake Delhomme

I know he is retired, but I would love to watch Kurt Warner run this offense.

Since: Jul 10, 2010
Posted on: November 29, 2011 10:39 pm

Report: Texans to sign QB Jake Delhomme

he's injured said today multiple teams interested but he's rehabbing...

Since: Nov 29, 2006
Posted on: November 29, 2011 10:30 pm

Where Is David Garrard?

It's a travesty. It seems like half of the teams in the NFL are absolutely desperate for a QB. The Texans are even signing Jake Delhomme. Yet, throughout all of the rumors, not one team nor one pundit has even mentioned David Garrard. Are they crazy? There was open outrage by the media when Garrard was dumped by the Jags for Blaine Gabbert. They were beside themselves. We were told about Garrard's greatness, his skills, and were assured that another team would sign him immediately. For an entire week, every aging jock on the networks ranted about Garrard getting a bad deal, and how terrific he was. Anybody who suggested otherwise was savaged. All I can say is "Where is your David Garrard today?" Why is nobody going after him? It would seem that he is in better playing shape than anybody else out there. He was a starter at the beginning of the season. So why is he sitting at home? Could it be that the media storyline was a load of crap and the results speak louder than all the "experts"?

Since: Mar 24, 2009
Posted on: November 29, 2011 10:27 pm

Report: Texans to sign QB Jake Delhomme

Why Jake Delhomme? Houston should have gone all-out & signed Bart Starr to be their new QB.Or, maybe they should have taken a look at Joe Kapp.He looked pretty feisty at that CFL old-timers banquet that turned into a brawl this past weekend.

Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: November 29, 2011 9:58 pm

Report: Texans to sign QB Jake Delhomme

Jake Delhome! No way!! they should have went with NO.4, Farve. Who cares what the press would say about it. He would have been the right choice and been the guy that could have got them far in the playoffs. He still is better than most haters and bashers think he is! Could still have been playing if it were'nt for the Winnie thing!

Since: Dec 12, 2010
Posted on: November 29, 2011 9:25 pm

Report: Texans to sign QB Jake Delhomme

they still have a hope and a prayer!!! i think

Since: Jul 28, 2011
Posted on: November 29, 2011 9:16 pm

Report: Texans to sign QB Jake Delhomme

I think they just wanted to add an experienced qb to the mix. Not necessarily to start. I was very impressed with the little I saw of Yates. His passes were more accurate and had more zip on em than Leinarts'. He looked more confident than Leinart also. I believe he will suprise alot of people.

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