Earlier this afternoon, the Texans announced that quarterback Kellen Clemens has been waived. The move left the Texans, who have carried three quarterbacks all year, with only two.
They won’t have two for long.
John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Texans will sign veteran Jeff Garcia.
Garcia, a well-traveled signal-caller who played for quarterbacks coach Greg Knapp in San Francisco, had worked out twice for the Texans in recent weeks. Last year, Garcia played in the UFL. He was completely out of football in 2011.
Garcia likely joins the team as No. 3 on the depth chart. He possibly has an opportunity to supplant Jake Delhomme, whom the Texans chose over Garcia last week, as the primary backup to T.J. Yates.
The move likely takes the Texans completely out of the running for receiver Terrell Owens, if Andre Johnson were to go down with a season-ending injury.