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.