Raiders, Texans agree to trade for Matt Schaub

March 21, 2014

Matt Schaub is heading west. (Wade Payne / AP)

The Houston Texans have agreed to a trade that will send quarterback Matt Schaub to the Oakland Raiders, a move that will set in motion a number of other moves.

The Texans will move Schaub, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported, for a late-round selection in the NFL draft because they picked up Ryan Fitzpatrick late Thursday. Schaub, 32, started eight games before being benched last season and the move is yet another step along the way to taking a quarterback with the top pick in May. Fitzpatrick, who has played for the St. Louis Rams, Cincinnati Bengals and Buffalo Bills, was signed as a free agent after spend last season with Tennessee.

The move will allow the Texans to target a quarterback for new Coach Bill O’Brien in the draft and Fitzpatrick will be his mentor. And Schaub gets a reboot after a 2013 season in which he was intercepted 14 times and set a league record by throwing a pick in four consecutive games.

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.
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Cindy Boren · March 21, 2014