Texans take a chance; ink QB Matt Leinart to a one-year deal

Quarterback Matt Leinart has found a new home, as reports say that the former Cardinals first-round pick has landed with the Houston Texans.

ESPN says that it is a one-year contract, which shows just how little interest the former USC star really had on the open market being available to all 31 teams (minus Arizona of course).

He will take a physical, sign the contract and join the team Monday. Leinart will become the Texans’ third quarterback behind starter Matt Schaub and backup Dan Orlovsky, who will remain the No. 2 at least until Leinart has some command of Houston’s offensive scheme, sources said.

The Texans cut John David Booty, another former USC quarterback, when they trimmed their roster to the mandatory 53 limit on Saturday, leaving Schaub and Orlovsky as the two quarterbacks. Leinart will be working with some of the NFL’s best receiving talent, including All-Pro Andre Johnson.

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