The Raiders are reportedly poised to trade for Texans quarterback Matt Schaub.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Raiders are “expected” to deal a late-round selection in May’s draft to Houston for Schaub, the Texans’ starting quarterback for most of the last seven seasons.
The 32-year-old Schaub struggled in 2013, throwing more interceptions (14) than touchdowns (10). However, he would likely have a strong chance of starting for the Raiders this season.
The Texans have long been assumed to be looking for Schaub’s replacement in the draft. They added ex-Titans passer Ryan Fitzpatrick on Thursday, which further signaled Schaub wasn’t long for Houston.
According to Schefter, the Browns also “expressed some interest” in Schaub. The Browns, like the Raiders, are in need of help at quarterback, and Schaub would have been a nice short-term starting option for Cleveland, which is expected to draft a passer.
Per Rotoworld salary data, Schaub is slated to make $10 million in salary in 2014, with another $1 million potentially earned in regular-season roster bonuses.