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HOUSTON -- Jake Delhomme had told some other teams no. There were a couple during training camp, and one during the season. He was content being a dad. Had moved from Cleveland back to Louisiana. Wanted to get his kids home, he said. That was going to be the deal. Dad was going to be home, being dad. He doesn't need the money.
And yet he watched every game, every Sunday. Once a week, he would go out and throw the football. It has been a long career, but Delhomme is still just 36.
But then the Texans called. The Texans are 8-3, leading the AFC playoff race.
"This is my 15th year, and I can vividly remember all the times you're making a push," he said. "There's nothing like it. It's the best."
Delhomme played in a Super Bowl with the Carolina Panthers at the end of the 2003 season. He led them to the playoffs again in 2005 and 2008, when he threw five interceptions in a playoff loss to the Arizona Cardinals, a performance from which he never ...
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In an ideal world newly signed Texans quarterback Jake Delhomme won't play a down for the team while rookie T.J. Yates guides the club to a Super Bowl victory. Since the world is hardly perfect, the chances of both happening are small.
But if and when Delhomme does get into action it won't be like he has never played in a big spot before. He has played ten years in the NFL...
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With Matt Schaub and Matt Leinart out for the season, the Texans need a new quarterback. Reports are that Jake Delhomme and Jeff Garcia were in Houston to work out for head coach Gary Kubiak.
HOUSTON - The Houston Texans reached a contract agreement with veteran quarterback Jake Delhomme to add depth to the position after losing Matt Schaub and Matt Leinart to season-ending injuries.
Delhomme, 36, worked out for Texans coaches and management on Tuesday.
He was released by the Cleveland Browns in July after playing 13 years in the NFL with the New...
Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak named Jake Delhomme the team's backup quarterback Friday.
Delhomme was signed by the Texans on Tuesday following season-ending injuries to Matt Schaub and Matt Leinart.
Rookie T.J. Yates will make his first career start when Houston takes on the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.
Delhomme has not played since he appeared in five games with the Cleveland...
The agent who represents retired quarterback Jake Delhomme says his client has signed with the Houston Texans. Delhomme worked out with the Texans on Tuesday, along with another retired quarterback, Jeff Garcia. Delhomme will back up rookie T.J. Yates, a fifth-round pick who will start Sunday's game against Atlanta.
Hot News for QB Jake Delhomme
As you have surely heard by now, Jake Delhomme is back in the NFL.
The man who quarterbacked the Carolina Panthers to the Super Bowl in 2003, and who is renowned as a great guy and good leader, but who in subsequent years became synonymous with terms like “interception” and “noodle arm”, is now a member of the Houston Texans.
But no matter where Delhomme goes, now or at any...
It’s almost as if the Texans prepped Jake Delhomme’s agent with talking points. Jake Delhomme’s job with the Texans is to help T.J. Yates, not take over as starter. “Jake is fired up and ready to go and will do everything he can to support T.J.,” said Delhomme’s agent Rick Smith via the Houston Chronicle.…
HOUSTON (AP) -- Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak says Jake Delhomme will back up rookie T.J. Yates in Sunday's game against Atlanta.
The Texans (8-3) signed the 36-year-old Delhomme on Tuesday, after Matt Leinart broke his left collarbone in Sunday's 20-13 win at Jacksonville. Leinart had his scheduled surgery moved from Thursday to next Tuesday because he has an illness...
Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak said Friday that Jake Delhomme will back up rookie T.J. Yates in Sunday's game against Atlanta.
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