Texans will rest Matt Schaub during OTAs

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The backup quarterbacks in Houston are going to get plenty of reps during the team’s organized team activities this month.

Nick Scurfield of the team’s website reports that Matt Schaub won’t participate in the team portions of the OTAs so that he can continue to rehab the injured foot that forced an early end to the season. It’s a smart approach by the Texans. Schaub already knows the offense and will have plenty of time in camp to get his legs back under him. Resting Schaub will give his Lisfranc even more time to heal while also giving a lot of work to the guys that will have to step in if Schaub misses time again this season.

T.J. Yates, Case Keenum and John Beck will be doing the quarterbacking during the OTAs. Yates started the final five games of the regular season and both of the team’s playoff games after Schaub and Matt Leinart went down last season.

According to Scurfield, Yates isn’t guaranteed the backup job but it would be surprising to see either of the other guys beat him out for the spot given Yates’ experience running the team last season.

14 responses to “Texans will rest Matt Schaub during OTAs

  1. Yates is pretty much guaranteed the backup spot. And Beck and Case will be fighting for the 3rd string spot. I say if the competition is close, give it to Keenum, and let Beck walk. Save the $700k.

  2. texan1979 says: May 11, 2012 5:21 PM

    2012 Texans = super bowl

    2012 Texans = 2010 Chiefs
    One good year then back to obscurity. Consider that even with the lackluster division they had last year they still only went 10-6,losing to the abysmal Colts along the way. This year they get the first place schedule and the NFC North to boot,and outside of Minnesota all of those teams ar a tough matchup. They also have 4 primetime games,but all of them are away.

  3. @raqaiw

    You obviously didn’t watch the Texans last year. We lost our starting quarterback at 7-2. Then our 3rd stringer won ON THE ROAD against the Bengals.

    P.s. That Colts game was one of the worst officiated games I’ve ever seen. Ask anyone that watched it, which clearly you didn’t.

  4. I was rooting hard for the texans last year in the playoffs, they are a fun team to watch. Yates played so well down the stretch, however, it’s difficult to tell if schaub playing would have helped enough to get them over the hump.

  5. @raqaiw

    You’re an idiot. The 2012 Texans are far more talented than the 2010 Chiefs. Technically we have the 3rd easiest schedule in the NFL, plus someone has to win the division by default.

  6. I wonder what the reaction will be from Houston’s front office will be if Matt Schaub gets injured or just fails to produce this year. I see a lot of people raging on Matt Ryan, Joe Flacco, and Mark Sanchez, what about Schaub? I guess you could always give him the benefit of the doubt because he had to face Peyton Manning twice a year, but there is still two wild card spots to be had. I think Matt needs to at least to get to the AFC Championship this year to secure his job a bit longer. With Matt Barkely, Logan Thomas and Tyler Bray on the brink, it’s only a mater of time before the Texans front office gets desperate and pulls a Redskins move.

  7. Schaub should be just fine. My team lost Ty Law in the middle of 04 due to the (crap turf @ Heinz field) I mean…dreaded Lisfranc fracture and he went to the NYJ the following season and picked off 10 passes I believe.

  8. Not a Texans fan, but I felt so bad for them when Schaub went down. 2011 was their year and that was a real disappointment, and they still almost made it to the Super Bowl

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