TEXANS ACQUIRE SCHAUB

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Falcons agree to deal backup QB Schaub to Houston

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ESPN.com

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ATLANTA -- In a move that figures to have significant ramifications for the incumbent starters from both teams, the Atlanta Falcons on Wednesday agreed in principle to trade three-year veteran quarterback Matt Schaub to the Houston Texans.
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Jeremy Green of Scouts Inc. says the Houston Texans finally made a major move to address their quarterback situation by trading for Matt Schaub. Story


? Fantasy spin
</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><!-- INLINE TABLE (END) -->When the trade is completed, Atlanta and Houston will flip-flop first-round picks in April's draft, and Atlanta will receive Houston's second-round picks in 2007 and 2008. The deal likely will be completed later Wednesday afternoon. Houston has the No. 8 pick in the first round of the draft, while Atlanta is slotted 10th.

Sources told ESPN.com that the trade is contingent upon the Texans reaching agreement with Schaub on a contract, and negotiations have already begun.

In acquiring Schaub, the Texans have ostensibly conceded that five-year veteran David Carr, the top overall player chosen in the 2002 draft and a quarterback in whom Houston has invested considerable time and money, is no longer their quarterback of the future. At the same time, the departure of Schaub indicates that new Falcons coach Bobby Petrino is sold on Michael Vick, who is said to have made a strong impression on the rookie sideline boss in their first few months working together.
Schaub, 25, has been the subject of trade rumors for each of the past two springs. ESPN.com reported last Friday in its "Tip Sheet" column that Falcons officials seemed prepared to begin listening to trade offers for him and had begun discussing possible replacements.
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One of the strong candidates to replace Schaub as the backup to Vick, ESPN.com has learned, is Anthony Wright, who played with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2006.

Despite starting only two games in three seasons and winning neither of them, Schaub is highly regarded around the NFL. The former Virginia standout, a third-round pick by Atlanta in 2004, has completed 84 of 161 passes for 1,033 yards, with six touchdown passes and six interceptions.
Schaub was a restricted free agent this spring and the Falcons made him the highest qualifying offer possible, at $2.3 million. That qualifying offer meant that, had another team signed Schaub to an offer sheet, and Atlanta not matched it, the Falcons would have received first- and third-round draft choices as compensation.
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O'Royken

EOG Dedicated
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Re: TEXANS ACQUIRE SCHAUB

Gave up way to much for a backup.

Stupid trade by the Texans.

They pass on Reggie Bush and then they give away 2 2nd round picks and lose two spots in the first round for a backup.
 

Hache Man

"Seven Days Without Gambling Makes One Weak"
#4
Re: TEXANS ACQUIRE SCHAUB

Gave up way to much for a backup.

Stupid trade by the Texans.

They pass on Reggie Bush and then they give away 2 2nd round picks and lose two spots in the first round for a backup.

I completely agree

Also, I think Atlanta is now going to attempt moving up to take Calvin Johnson.......
 
#7
Re: TEXANS ACQUIRE SCHAUB

Last Play: 2-6-CIN 7(2:34) M.Schaub pass to O.Daniels for 7 yards, TOUCHDOWN.


#4 on the day, having a monster day today....
 
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