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Texans interested in Schobel, Leinart

As NFL rosters continue to get juggled a week before the start of the regular season, the Houston Texans are interested in adding a couple of high-profile players.

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Texans still have interest in former Bills defensive end Aaron Schobel. Although Schobel says he’s retired, the Texans may be hoping they can make him an offer to get him to reconsider.

McClain also reports, as we’ve noted previously, that the Texans are interested in free agent quarterback Matt Leinart. In Houston Leinart wouldn’t have any chance of unseating starter Matt Schaub, but perhaps once he learns the offense he could move ahead of Dan Orlovsky as the No. 2.

Per McClain, the Texans would probably bring back John David Booty if they don’t acquire Leinart.

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19 Responses to “Texans interested in Schobel, Leinart”
  1. raynman49 says: Sep 5, 2010 9:07 PM

    Bring back Booty! Leinart is an overrated diva!

  2. BigBear123 says: Sep 5, 2010 9:17 PM

    In Houston Leinart wouldn’t have any chance of unseating starter Matt Schaub
    Schaub is brittle and once he goes down Lionheart will lead the Texans to the playoffs.

  3. tomiesteel says: Sep 5, 2010 9:30 PM

    Can you say Ryan Leaf

  4. Mr. Big says: Sep 5, 2010 9:32 PM

    Hate to say it but they spent a Pelosi load on Orlovsky and he just ain’t the guy. Holds the ball way too long and his accuracy is pitiful. Is Leinart any better? Kubiak is a great QB coach and did great things with Schaub and may have helped Grossman get better but not so much with Carr or Orlovsky. Some you fix and some you don’t. Would love to see Schobel here cuz we need to knock the crap out of Manning if we expect to go anywhere.

  5. habibfromnewdehli says: Sep 5, 2010 9:41 PM

    They’re interested in Leinart? Why not Troy Smith? At least Troy hasn’t had enough playing time to prove he CAN’T play on the NFL level. Leinart has definitely done that.

  6. Shaen Ross says: Sep 5, 2010 9:53 PM

    Who is Houston Leinart?

  7. IKNOWALL says: Sep 5, 2010 10:02 PM

    take Colt Brennan—-Leinart is a loser.
    Go Vikings——–Later fans…..

  8. comment_submission_error says: Sep 5, 2010 10:04 PM


  9. XLI says: Sep 5, 2010 10:05 PM

    “Yes, yes… Please say the Texans sign Leinart and pay top-dollar for him.” – The Indianapolis Colts
    I’d really enjoy seeing Mathis and Freeney chase him down all day.
    Matty Boy will likely not ever be a big time NFL Prospect. The Cardinals should have just had him renegotiate his deal if possible. They couldn’t justify the $$$ and rightly so, he wasn’t worth it. Hence, he walked with $14 million.
    He has some value as a QB, but will have to either settle in as a Backup or he should seek out a team ripe for a QB battle (Browns, Bills, Seahawks, Bucs, Raiders, or even the Jags).
    Hmmm… Jags pick him up and a return of Leinart to LA?!? Not out of the question by any means.

  10. WhoDey_Man says: Sep 5, 2010 10:29 PM

    yippie kay-yay, mr. falcon.

  11. humptyfratz says: Sep 5, 2010 10:33 PM

    Leinert needs to get his head on straight before anyone will give him a chance.
    Maybe next year.

  12. TheToolofTools says: Sep 5, 2010 10:45 PM

    Matty just doesn’t seem to have many suitors.
    Maybe his ego preceded him.
    If his own players didn’t want him around….
    Oh well Matt… There’s always Paris (Hilton).

  13. bobinpuertorico says: Sep 5, 2010 11:02 PM

    Houston probably could have signed Schobel easily, but then the owner supported Cushing’s claim that his drug test failure was due to working out too much. At that point the Texans lost all credibility with clean players like Schobel.

  14. Larry David says: Sep 5, 2010 11:41 PM

    100% agree with the Troy Smith comment. At least he can throw the deep ball to Andre Johnson. Matt Leinart has a noodle arm.

  15. mwcarolina says: Sep 6, 2010 12:16 AM

    Leinart should be signed somewhere as a backup, Houston makes sense because Schaub has been injured before.

  16. Wolframpau says: Sep 6, 2010 12:28 AM

    If the Texans nab Leinart and dump Orlovsky, then the Bears ought to pounce on Orlovsky, who has a couple of years of experience in the Martz offense.

  17. TheDPR says: Sep 6, 2010 7:02 AM

    I don’t understand why the Texans would have interest in Leinart. He has shown what he can do and what he can’t do. He can’t run the Texans’ offense. They’re much better off with Booty.

  18. ejtowne says: Sep 6, 2010 7:39 AM

    Schobel is retired and will not pull a Brett Favre. Houston should stop wasting their time on him and focus on someone else. As for Leinhart, I don’t think it would be a good move. Had Leinhart be willing to renegotiate his contract, then i would consider the possibility of Houston signing him. Otherwise, he will be taking valuble space and money from the Texans while riding the Bench. Not a very good deal for someone who has shown that he is a distraction.

  19. tatum32 says: Sep 6, 2010 9:35 AM

    # TheDPR says: September 6, 2010 7:02 AM
    I don’t understand why the Texans would have interest in Leinart. He has shown what he can do and what he can’t do. He can’t run the Texans’ offense. They’re much better off with Booty.
    the only realization is .. Bush..Super Bowl…Leinart .. Super Bowl (kinda) … Mario Williams their first non-losing season last year …but they took another SC guy who got busted…you think they’re going anywhere near Leinart? The upside is..he’s accurate with a short game, and he has a better no. 1 with Andre Johnson….but why expose him to hits the way Leinart did Fitz? And they arent better off with Booty…he could overthrow Ahmadinejad.

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