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Report: Raiders likely to deal late-round selection for Matt Schaub


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.

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  1. lakerfanforever says: Mar 21, 2014 9:00 AM


  2. gbrown23 says: Mar 21, 2014 9:02 AM

    The Raiders’ best hope in the Schaub deal is that the draft pick traded will be returned for a touchdown.

  3. joetoronto says: Mar 21, 2014 9:02 AM

    If it’s a 7th rounder and he comes cheap, than it’s alright.

  4. alshonbrandontandem says: Mar 21, 2014 9:03 AM

    “I’d rather retire than play for the Raiders.”

    Every player who isn’t a Raider

  5. r8rrick says: Mar 21, 2014 9:04 AM

    Heres to hoping Schaub gets his head out of his arse this year. I hated the Matt Flynn fiasco last seaon. Just embarrasing what happened last year.

  6. dbatrox21 says: Mar 21, 2014 9:05 AM

    And….another bold step backwards…

  7. barsfordays says: Mar 21, 2014 9:05 AM

    Terrelle Pryor deserves to be starter.

  8. raiderlyfe510 says: Mar 21, 2014 9:08 AM

    The perfect QB for our system and team at this moment.

  9. 8to80texansblog says: Mar 21, 2014 9:09 AM

    Well now I need to change my username…. 😦

    Radier fans… you’re getting a guy who has been to the pro bowl multiple times and won a passing title.

    He has plenty of game if he can just get his confidence back.

  10. andyr2120 says: Mar 21, 2014 9:14 AM

    He could be a decent placeholder QB, but he probably needs to rework his contract. Yeah, this is sounding ok — No one has much faith in the current QBs and the draft doesn’t look too promising for that position. Someone has to do the job. Would you rather have him or Josh Freeman?

  11. chaunce922 says: Mar 21, 2014 9:15 AM

    I still believe Pryor deserves his shot…

    Look at the oline he was working with and the non-existent running game (besides him running for his life here an there for 20+ yards)

    Mcgloins success was the product of a healthy oline and determined hard running by Jennings

    If Pryor had that he would of been more successful instead of feeling everything was on his shoulders.

    His accuracy and decision making was at a surprisingly high level, yes he had an awful game at Kansas City but he was playing well until his knee started to go on him by the time the Giants game rolled around..

    Only thing im not happy about with this trade is the price, 11 million this year for a declining Schaub has me worried i was hoping hed get released and we’d sign him to like a 2 year 10 million deal..

  12. h0c2000 says: Mar 21, 2014 9:17 AM

    Trade for a 10M salary after what he showed last year? At least the raiders are consistent.

  13. ravenswhat says: Mar 21, 2014 9:19 AM

    Raiders…where qbs go to die. This is the equivalent of a Texas rancher putting his former prized bull out to pasture.

  14. jmblosser82 says: Mar 21, 2014 9:20 AM

    Honestly, it would be a better fit for him in Cleveland. Strong defense, Tate and Gordon are all good pieces to have. On the other hand if he plays like he did last year it will not matter what team he goes to.

  15. raveallday says: Mar 21, 2014 9:21 AM

    Not a bad move, but I really think he would be a better fit for d Brown’s.

  16. joetoronto says: Mar 21, 2014 9:22 AM

    Pryor had his shot(s) and didn’t prove himself, he proved he’s not an NFL QB.

  17. yusakmadiq says: Mar 21, 2014 9:22 AM

    I think if he comes cheap, this is a great trade. The Raiders should know they can’t draft a rookie QB and throw him under the bus. Same goes with Pryor and Mcgloin, they’re not ready either. They need time to develop and learn from an experienced QB like Schaub. The change of scenery will help, and Schaub will give us stability until our future QB is found out. This also opens the Raiders to potentially wait for a Derek Carr in round two, instead of burning a round one on a QB.

    Go Raiders!

  18. canaleja521 says: Mar 21, 2014 9:23 AM

    Wasn’t Florio the one that said on Sport Radio 610 last week that Schaub wouldnt be traded. He seemed pretty adamant on that take.

  19. abninf says: Mar 21, 2014 9:23 AM

    8to80texansblog says:

    He has plenty of game if he can just get his confidence back.

    With the Raiders?

  20. lakerfanforever says: Mar 21, 2014 9:25 AM

    Lol big deal if we take his cap hit this year we still have tons of cap space. If it doesn’t work out we’ll cut him that simple. And really a 6th rounder isn’t much at all, he gives us the best chance to win. Plus now we don’t have to risk drafting a QB at 5, hopefully we draft watkins and give schaub another weapon. Or I wouldn’t mind at all trading a 3rd for desean jackson he is only 27..

  21. 92nick182govikings says: Mar 21, 2014 9:26 AM

    This just betters the chance that the Vikings can scoop up johnny football with pick number 8. Hopefully the browns pass on a qb as well. Man I really want johnny manziel. He is the next drew bress but with an extra weapon HIS LEGS! I can see him now running up and down the field in purple and gold. C’mon Rick Spielman, make it happen!

  22. iloveagoodnap says: Mar 21, 2014 9:26 AM


    And this, folks, is why the Raiders havent had a winning season since Bush’s first term.

  23. nfloracle says: Mar 21, 2014 9:27 AM

    I don’t know about this choice. In many respects, Schaub’s meltdown and loss of confidence mirror that of another formerly good QB, Jake Delhomme.

    Jake took the Panthers to the SuperBowl and came mighty close to bringing back a ring, but then he later melted down in a playoff game against Arizona and was never a confident QB again.

    I get the sense for some reason that the same thing has happened to Schaub. Both nice guys… both suffering from major loss of confidence. In the pressure-filled NFL, I don’t know that many men can regain the required superior confidence once it’s initially lost.

  24. stoogy says: Mar 21, 2014 9:34 AM

    every one says he needs to come cheap. Why the bottom line is the raiders need to spend some cap money this year just to get to the league minimium. His salary will eat up some cap which they need. Now draft Mccarron later in the draft and groom him. I think he has the potential to be the best QB in the draft.

  25. sicklnick121 says: Mar 21, 2014 9:34 AM

    Are Pryor faith fulls still out in full force that it was every other position that was a problem other then Pryor. McGloin actually had a worse line to play behind. Other then the last 3 weeks JV played and he put up 30+ points a game. Pryor never put up more then 14. With Pryor it doesnt matter what OLine you have out there, he doesnt follow a script, nobody knows where he is going and he gets players hurt cause of it.
    We have two 6th round picks I believe, We will get Schaub for 1 and deal Pryor to either Carolina or the Eagles to regain that pick.

  26. doctorrustbelt says: Mar 21, 2014 9:37 AM

    I wonder if missing Arian Foster (missed 8 games), Owen Daniels (missed 11 games), and Kevin Walter (released – missed every game) had anything to do with Matt Schaub’s decline?!?

    Oakland will get Schaub cheap… but… they don’t have much receiving depth… SOOOO… at least you can blame it all on Schaub…. AGAIN.

  27. steelerben says: Mar 21, 2014 9:37 AM

    I think Schaub would be a better fit in Cleveland with his old offensive coordinator and a running back that he’s worked with.

    I could see the Raiders grabbing Sanchez on a one year deal when he’s cut by the Jets and using the draft to bring in complimentary talent. If there is no definitive franchise QB available, why roll the dice when your roster is so full of holes that you will destroy even a “can’t miss” QB prospect?

  28. realdealsteel says: Mar 21, 2014 9:37 AM

    This moves allows the Raiders to take one of those stud Tackles with their first round pick and then the LSU QB with their second round pick.

  29. wayneflores says: Mar 21, 2014 9:38 AM

    Reggie tends to move at the pace of asnail which has cost us players. Just make the move now before Cleveland steps in.
    So what about losing a late round. Well worth it. Sooner in building better for team. Screwed up with Palmer don’t repeat the past.

  30. realdealsteel says: Mar 21, 2014 9:40 AM

    jmblosser82 says:
    Mar 21, 2014 9:20 AM
    Honestly, it would be a better fit for him in Cleveland. Strong defense, Tate and Gordon are all good pieces to have. On the other hand if he plays like he did last year it will not matter what team he goes to.


    Your right..he would have been a better fit in Cleveland. And Schaub was heading straight for Cleveland if released. That’s why the Raiders traded for him so Cleveland wouldn’t get him. No QB with an once of credibility is going to Oakland. So they did what they had to do to get one.

  31. joemammy says: Mar 21, 2014 9:43 AM

    Cleveland already has a “short-term starting option.” His name is Brian Hoyer.

    And Derek Carr will be gone before Oakland is on the clock…

  32. kentonjk says: Mar 21, 2014 9:43 AM

    This is why the Raiders are who they are. Why would you trade a high draft pick for a 32 QB? on top of that his last season wasn’t good at all. Advice to the raiders front office Build through Draft and sign young free agents that fit your system. #GETITRIGHT

  33. bucksnknucks says: Mar 21, 2014 9:46 AM

    I love how Raider fans keep mentioning “if he comes cheap.” He’s not coming cheap, you are paying him at least 10 million. That’s why the Browns would not trade for him, that contract is ridiculous.

  34. dietrich43 says: Mar 21, 2014 9:49 AM

    Surprised the Texans aren’t giving Schaub a chance to work with O’Brien, and take the hits while they develop a rookie.

  35. raiderlyfe510 says: Mar 21, 2014 9:51 AM

    People don’t realize the main reason that Schaub struggled last year was because of that predictable offense that he and Kubs have been running for past 8 years. A change of scenery and offenses will rejuvenate him. We get Schaub in his prime like we got Gannon in his prime.

  36. addict2sport says: Mar 21, 2014 9:53 AM

    Not a terrible move to bring him in but I don’t know about giving a draft pick for a player another team was going to cut. The Raiders need help and depth across the board. Even a late round pick is too valuable to give away for someone they could’ve picked up as a FA in a week.

  37. tennesseeoilers says: Mar 21, 2014 9:55 AM

    I’m thinking for the chance to start again, Schaub might restructure that $10 million contract.

  38. stoogy says: Mar 21, 2014 9:56 AM

    Sammy Watkins!

  39. babygaga19 says: Mar 21, 2014 9:59 AM

    Vintage Raiders. Why get the guy for nothing when you can give up draft choices? At least it’s not the first rounder!

  40. slick50ks says: Mar 21, 2014 10:00 AM

    From one pick-six QB (Palmer) to the next.

    When you crap all over the QB position, you don’t win much in this league.

  41. babygaga19 says: Mar 21, 2014 10:02 AM

    This has Carson Palmer II written all over it.
    “Do what you’ve always done, get what you’ve always got.”

  42. aldavis4president says: Mar 21, 2014 10:05 AM

    Maann, like some, I wanted to see what Pryor could do with a decent Oline. He hasn’t had multiple chances, he’s had like 7games lol. we were 2-3 to start last season with him under center, then he got hurt. Everyone fell in love with mcgloin after some qb kept throwing the ball to our d..who was it again?? Oh yeah Matt schaub!! Lol..all in all schaub is an above average qb last year was a fluke, finally some stability at the qb position. #RAIDERNATION

  43. El Pollo Loco says: Mar 21, 2014 10:05 AM

    Is he bringing Andre Johnson with him?

  44. babygaga19 says: Mar 21, 2014 10:12 AM

    Hopefully, the Raiders will keep some draft choices to trade for COGNITRO (their new Super Hero Beast)!

  45. raymondtx says: Mar 21, 2014 10:12 AM

    Thanks for the memories Schauber. It was never personal, its just business.


  46. navigator24 says: Mar 21, 2014 10:14 AM

    …so they’re taking on Matt Schaub’s $10 million salary? Why not spend a 2nd round pick on Ryan Mallett ($500k salary) and build around him?

  47. robgilman says: Mar 21, 2014 10:17 AM

    Draft Jake Matthews, or trade back for an extra round 2 pick and pick up one of the other top rated tackles.

    Just give Schaub time and make sure he’s protected.

  48. dieselguy19 says: Mar 21, 2014 10:28 AM

    Raiders: Where all people past their prime go to die. Because I despise them and their fans SO much i’m thankful for this trend and glad it continues.

  49. schmitty2 says: Mar 21, 2014 10:28 AM

    Hopefully Schaub can bounce back wherever he lands because throwing touchdowns to the opposing defenses doesn’t cut it in ANY league.

  50. raidernation32 says: Mar 21, 2014 10:31 AM

    If its a sixth round pick who cares? We have two of them. Money wise, we have cap to burn. On draft day Pryor will probably be dealt for a pick anyways. With the 5th pick they should draft Khalil Mack (regarded as the best player in the draft) and deal a 3rd for DJax. Sign Owen Daniles. Boom, Schuab now has DJax, James Jones, and Owen Daniels to throw to. Schuab will thrive.

  51. bizieman says: Mar 21, 2014 10:35 AM

    Wasted ink. Don’t nobody care about these dumb acquisitions. The Raiders are pathetic.

  52. souldogdave says: Mar 21, 2014 10:53 AM

    guess I won’t bother watching football this season…

  53. ajgreenhof says: Mar 21, 2014 10:56 AM

    Prepare for a fleecing look how much they gave up for Palmer.

  54. dannymac17 says: Mar 21, 2014 11:15 AM

    Where players who are good no more, go to play.

    Just win baby.

  55. zombiepatriot says: Mar 21, 2014 12:36 PM

    Dear Raiders Management,



  56. radrntn says: Mar 21, 2014 12:52 PM

    All good, I think that is a solid decision by Reggie. With that said of all the UFA deals, I would front load his contract. We have plenty of cap space and would do a 3 to 4 yr deal that decreases with club option on yr 3, and yr 4.

    With that said if we get Schaub, I would bypass on a QB with the #5 pick. Next years QB class is much better and deeper. Go with Schuab, Pryor, and McGloin this year.

  57. damcmp says: Mar 21, 2014 1:10 PM

    Schaub was thrown under the bus last year over a couple of bad games/decisions and McNairs desire to join the 49er/Seahawk/Panther/Redskins offensive revolution… so he forced Kubiak to start Keenum who can’t spell pro football. Then it all went to hell when Kubiak replaced Keenum with Schaub at Jacksonville and got FIRED!!!! Now McNair is replacing Clevelands “Mistake by the Lake” with the “Goof by the Gulf”

  58. damcmp says: Mar 21, 2014 1:13 PM

    With less than a 41% winning percentage in their 12 years why are they so hyped all of the time?????

    They never would have been AFC South champions if Manning had stayed healthy!!!

  59. htown1035 says: Mar 21, 2014 1:49 PM

    So a “Pick 6” was traded for a “6th Pick”?

  60. packfan0492 says: Mar 21, 2014 2:59 PM

    Raiders should go after Matt Flynn!! He’s available.

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