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Texans may hold off on cutting Matt Schaub, try to trade him


Matt Schaub is not expected to play for the Texans this season. But that doesn’t mean the Texans are going to cut him.

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Texans are keeping Schaub for a while, and Schaub won’t be going anywhere any time soon.

If Schaub is still on the team when the season starts, he’ll cost more than $14 million against the Texans’ salary cap. So it’s extremely unlikely that he’ll still be on the Texans in September. But the Texans may think they can get something for Schaub in a trade. And they may be right.

The Browns are reportedly interested in bringing in Schaub, who previously played for Cleveland offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan. The Texans would be smart to see if they can convince the Browns to give up a draft pick for Schaub.

The Texans’ starting quarterback will probably be Teddy Bridgewater, Johnny Manziel or Blake Bortles, one of whom they’ll select with the first overall pick in the draft. But until things get settled this offseason, they’re keeping all their options open by keeping Schaub.

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17 Responses to “Texans may hold off on cutting Matt Schaub, try to trade him”
  1. JSpicoli says: Mar 13, 2014 6:40 AM

    They are waiting to see if he has one more pick six in him

  2. brandonj21 says: Mar 13, 2014 6:43 AM

    It won’t be more than a 5th rounder.. someone who probably won’t make the team anyways…just cut him and save the $10 million in cap space.. sign a quality proven vet or 2 and plug one of our many holes.

  3. pftbro says: Mar 13, 2014 6:53 AM

    When the Texans pick up Weeden they will cut Schaub…

  4. jimbo75025 says: Mar 13, 2014 6:53 AM

    Keep him until after the draft then cut him. Even though Schaub sucked last season, he was a decent QB for Houston for quite a while and represented the franchise well. After what he dealt with in terms of fans going to his house and all that crap, the Texans should at least cut him a little break and allow him a chance to catch on somewhere else.

    Hold onto him until June and it may be hard for him to get a contract this year and once a QB is out of the league for a year it is hard to get back in.

  5. snookau says: Mar 13, 2014 6:58 AM

    We all know how well it works out for teams who try to trade guys that everyone knows will be cut anyways…

  6. thelucknessmonster says: Mar 13, 2014 7:05 AM

    Good luck trying to get a 6th for Mr pick 6

  7. souldogdave says: Mar 13, 2014 7:23 AM

    The Raiders will overpay Schlub, I mean, Schaub. Give up a 3rd or

  8. campcouch says: Mar 13, 2014 7:34 AM

    Unless someone really wants him,they’re going to wait like they did Revis and bid on him. Teams shouldn’t announce they’re cutting anyone and try to trade them in the first place. You devalue the guy doing that.

  9. flexx91 says: Mar 13, 2014 7:36 AM

    Trade him how? Who’s going to assume that contract?

  10. crit76 says: Mar 13, 2014 7:55 AM

    If Gabbert is good for a 6th round pick, Schaub should at least bring in a 3rd round pickā€¦

  11. ubepunkedagain says: Mar 13, 2014 8:11 AM

    Not sure what the Texans are doing. They should do the guy a favor and release him so he can catch on with another team.

  12. pastabelly says: Mar 13, 2014 8:25 AM

    Nobody is going to offer a bag of chips for him because he’s not worth his salary. He’ll be making $1.5M for someone next year and holding a clipboard.

  13. 6ball says: Mar 13, 2014 8:45 AM


    Murphy’s Law : whatever can go wrong, will go wrong, at exactly the wrong time. syn: Schaub’s 2013 season


  14. realdealsteel says: Mar 13, 2014 8:46 AM

    They should try and trade him. The Raiders are sitting in a corner and waiting on his release. They may be able to punk the Raiders for a draft pick. After all, Mckenzie (GM of the Raiders) has already messed the Raiders up for the immediate future by letting all his young talent go so the stupidity might as well continue. LOL

  15. pftking says: Mar 13, 2014 8:50 AM


    The Texans have called Minnesota trying to trade Matt Schaub to the Vikings. In return they will like a fullbag of Doritos.


    The Vikings have turned down the Texans. According to insiders the Vikings don’t believe Matt Schaub is worth a fullbag of Doritos. A handful maybe, but not the entire bag.

  16. jimthebuilder27 says: Mar 13, 2014 9:27 AM

    LOL good luck guys!

  17. fordmandalay says: Mar 13, 2014 3:02 PM

    Browns should offer a 10th round pick and a ham sammich.

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