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Peter King floats possibility of Leinart in Houston

Sports Illustrated‘s Peter King, with whom Mike Florio will presumably share “the big-boy table” at halftime of today’s Notre Dame-Purdue game, interestingly floated on Twitter Saturday the notion of waived quarterback Matt Leinart resurfacing in Houston.

The presumption, to this point, has been that Leinart’s obvious landing spot is Seattle.  The Seahawks left the door open for that possibility by releasing J.P. Losman on Saturday.  Pete Carroll’s club has just two quarterbacks on the 53-man roster — Matt Hasselbeck and Charlie Whitehurst.
But the Texans also have just two QBs, having waived John David Booty.  Their backup, Dan Orlovsky, is also coming off a forgettable effort in Houston’s preseason finale.
The starters in both locales, Matt Schaub and Hasselbeck, are not considered to be among the NFL’s most durable quarterbacks.
Nobody wanted to trade for him, but perhaps there will be a market for Leinart’s services, after all.
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25 Responses to “Peter King floats possibility of Leinart in Houston”
  1. kazkal says: Sep 4, 2010 4:05 PM

    I’d like to see the Bengals get him for a backup

  2. Eaglesfan290 says: Sep 4, 2010 4:14 PM

    But Leinart doesn’t want to back anyone up! It is going to be a long wait by the phone for a starting QB job!
    Whats more the wrap on this guy is he was hated in the locker room by most of the players in AZ, so not exactly good for team chemistry!

  3. BigBear123 says: Sep 4, 2010 4:16 PM

    Have you heard anything about the Steelers starter for Game 1?

  4. jj jones says: Sep 4, 2010 4:17 PM

    Makes sense in Houston. Why they ever gave Orlovsky the money they gave him remains a mystery.

  5. ClayMath52 says: Sep 4, 2010 4:28 PM

    Seattle has to be the only place he could really get a 2nd chance at this point.

  6. crabman82 says: Sep 4, 2010 4:31 PM

    jj jones says:
    September 4, 2010 4:17 PM
    Makes sense in Houston. Why they ever gave Orlovsky the money they gave him remains a mystery
    ———————————————–
    no doubt, they’d be better giving that coin to andre arlovski lol

  7. theycallme_iPod says: Sep 4, 2010 4:38 PM

    To the Bills!

  8. agenice says: Sep 4, 2010 4:40 PM

    Peter King is a tool. I seriously doubt he’ll go to Houston.
    Buffalo, San Francisco, Carolina, Tampa, essentially any place without a true Number 1 QB.
    again.. Peter King = Tool!

  9. Chapnasty. says: Sep 4, 2010 4:41 PM

    After seeing Peter King’s superbowl prediction of the Steelers over the Packers he has lost all credibility with anyone who knows anything about football.

  10. dabbflappy says: Sep 4, 2010 4:46 PM

    Leinart’s problem is that he only knows how to use one of his three noodles. And the one he’s mastered is useless in the NFL.

  11. aj says: Sep 4, 2010 4:50 PM

    I floated something this morning too, but I’m guessing it will eventually end up in New Orleans.

  12. earlcampbellrules says: Sep 4, 2010 4:55 PM

    I don’t know why anyone would want this whiny, weak armed piece of trash on their team. Chad Pennington thinks Leinarts arm sucks. Def Leppards drummer has a better arm than Leinart.

  13. pfft says: Sep 4, 2010 4:57 PM

    I’m going fishing anyone know what kind of bait I should use?

  14. foz says: Sep 4, 2010 4:57 PM

    agenice says: September 4, 2010 4:40 PM
    Peter King is a tool. I seriously doubt he’ll go to Houston.
    Buffalo, San Francisco, Carolina, Tampa, essentially any place without a true Number 1 QB.
    again.. Peter King = Tool
    ————————-
    Uh…did Freeman and Clausen slip your mind?
    But yes, King is a tool. This is just baseless speculation as usual.

  15. Chapnasty. says: Sep 4, 2010 5:16 PM

    After wacthing Florio on TV I have come to the conclusion that he needs to stop writing and stick to TV. Well done sir.

  16. FumbleNuts says: Sep 4, 2010 5:20 PM

    Matt Leinart resurfacing in Houston?
    Maybe the Bills or Tampa Bay would be a good fit for him.

  17. CleanSlaton says: Sep 4, 2010 6:12 PM

    Rick Smith, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!
    why did you ever give Orlovsky a 4 yr deal? I wouldn’t start Leinart in a flag football league.

  18. agenice says: Sep 4, 2010 6:14 PM

    @foz- Doh! Forgot about those two. But the rest. Blech!

  19. dlmcc0909 says: Sep 4, 2010 6:21 PM

    The guy sucks yet thinks of himself as a starter. Hes clearly not going to be doing any starting in Houston. Its a bad fit, because even if he somehow looks good in practice, theres nothing he can do to move up that depth chart. Hes better off in Buffalo or Cleveland where theres a t least some small chance theyd throw him in there towards the end of the season

  20. FloriosHairHat says: Sep 4, 2010 6:40 PM

    # Chapnasty. says: September 4, 2010 4:41 PM
    “After seeing Peter King’s superbowl prediction of the Steelers over the Packers he has lost all credibility with anyone who knows anything about football.”
    That’s not a problem you need to worry about.
    You never had any to begin with.

  21. SmurfJuice says: Sep 4, 2010 8:31 PM

    “Chad Pennington thinks Leinarts arm sucks. Def Leppards drummer has a better arm than Leinart.”
    Ouch. Carolina will not take Leinart, we tend to avoid whiny girls (Julius Peppers aside). San Francisco makes a bit of sense, being a divisional team they might want to know the Cardinals offense but it didn’t seem like Leinart ever knew it anyways. Cleveland won’t happen, they got rid of their own pretty boy QB with Brady Quinn, and I think Holmgren wants to tank the season to fire Mangina and draft Locker. Tampa is too cheap for his salary demands. Buffalo could work, only because they have a roster that Omaha’s UFL team could beat.
    Seattle or UFL.

  22. mwcarolina says: Sep 4, 2010 10:22 PM

    my choices are easy. Seattle (Pete Carroll is there). San Francisco (would’ve drafted him if he went in the year Smith and Rodgers went in.), Bills (out of need), Houston (he will backup, sorry), and i could also see him with the Bengals backing up.

  23. BuckeyeBengal says: Sep 4, 2010 11:59 PM

    Joe Reedy with Cincinnati Enquirer is reporting that Bengals are one of the 5 or so teams going after him. I rather us look into Troy Smith, but Leinart is not worse than our current #2 JT O’Sullivan. Not sure how he’d feel about being Carson’s back up again… see the USC years!

  24. Mumakata says: Sep 5, 2010 1:35 AM

    King is a libtard Douchbag. I don’t know how the NBC studios can contain that much libtard douchbaggery.

  25. Terry says: Sep 5, 2010 6:06 AM

    Some “Genius”will take him believing they can mold him into an NFL Q.B.

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