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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: Nov 19, 2006
Posted on: November 29, 2011 5:49 pm

Wrong facts

"and the 2008 NFC Championship game (another loss, this time to the )"
Actually they lost to the cardinals in the divisional round, the panthers were the number 2 seed and were coming off a first round bye. THe cardinals faced the eagles in the NFC championship game.

Since: Jul 14, 2008
Posted on: November 29, 2011 5:46 pm

Report: Texans to sign QB Jake Delhomme

Jake and Tebow are 2 told different players. Houston plays Atlanta this week and there second ranked defense against the run. You might want to pass, pass, pass just not sure who is going to throw it.

Since: Sep 28, 2008
Posted on: November 29, 2011 5:34 pm

Report: Texans to sign QB Jake Delhomme

Sorry Houston fans! Clemens looks like your best bet? Jake is done...not sure why he still draws intrest, when he does throw it, he likes to throw to the wrong team. His ints will double his td's....guarenteed!!

Since: Mar 18, 2008
Posted on: November 29, 2011 5:30 pm

Report: Texans to sign QB Jake Delhomme

They have two great backs in Foster and Tate. Run, Run Run the ball and pass when needed. If Denver can when with Tebow, then the Texans should be able to win with Jake. 

Since: Feb 27, 2010
Posted on: November 29, 2011 5:30 pm

Report: Texans to sign QB Jake Delhomme

JAke Delhomme?!? I'm assuming this signing took place AFTER Brett Favre told the Texans "no". Yeah, I know, I know...the Brett soap opera is pretty damn old from previous seasons, but IF you're the TEXANS and you've NEVER made the playoffs in the your history and you're choice is between Delhomme and Favre, is it really a question?

Now if Brett said "no", then, like Gilda Radner, I can only say "Never mind".

Too bad for the Texans, though...the injuries have really hurt their chances of going deep into the playoffs....provided they make it (and they still should).

Since: Jul 15, 2008
Posted on: November 29, 2011 5:18 pm

Report: Texans to sign QB Jake Delhomme


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