Found November 29, 2011 on State of the Texans:
After much speculation on who the veteran presence on the sidelines to back up rookie T.J. Yates the Houston Texans signed. With that the Texans signed ex-New Orleans Saints, Carolina Panthers and Cleveland Brown quarterback Jake Delhomme. Delhomme was retired training horses in Louisiana before he received a call to come try out for the Texans. Delhomme beat [...]

Jake Delhomme added by Texans

The Houston Texans have signed veteran quarterback Jake Delhomme out of retirement, Rick Smith, Delhomme’s agent, announced on Twitter. After losing both Matt Schaub and Matt Leinart to season-ending injuries, the 36-year-old Delhomme worked out alongside 41-year-old Jeff Garcia for a spot as the veteran quarterback on a Texans roster that has 2011 fifth-round pick T.J. Yates...

Jake Delhomme heads to Houston

Jake Delhomme is going to take a break from racing horses to get back in a playoff race. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Texans will sign Jake Delhomme to add depth to their quarterback depth chart. Delhomme is expected to compete with Kellen Clemens to backup rookie T.J. Yates for Houston. Of course,…

Texans coach Kubiak: Yates still our starter

The Houston Texans have confirmed that T.J. Yates will remain the starter despite the signings of two experienced quarterbacks in the past week.Head coach Gary Kubiak told the Houston Chronicle that the fifth-round pick is the team's starting quarterback and will get the call Sunday when the Texans face the Atlanta Falcons.Yates was handed the starting role following season-ending...

Your Full 2011 NFL Week 13 Announcing Schedule

With the playoff picture heating up, keep an eye on Falcons @ Texans (Jake Delhomme!), Tebow, Bengals @ Steelers, and Lions @ Saints in particular, although almost all games have some implications in play.  Here are your broadcast maps courtesty of The 506. Thursday, December 1 Philadelphia Eagles @ Seattle Seahawks (NFLN 8:20PM) Brad Nessler, Mike Mayock, Alex Flanagan Sunday...

T.J. Yates: 2011 Super Bowl champion?

If the playoffs started today, the quarterback of the highest-seeded team in the AFC would be T.J. Yates. The road to the Super Bowl would go through T.J. Yates. He's what's left in Houston after Matt Leinart and Matt Schaub went down. The bad news is obvious -- Yates is a rookie, and rookie quarterbacks drafted in the fifth round generally do not enter the league as worldbeaters...

Texans start over with new QBs

Texans coach Gary Kubiak faced the big question after Wednesday's practice he's probably asked himself several times over the past few days. How's this going to work? Rookie quarterback T.J. Yates and rusty veterans Jake Delhomme and Kellen Clemens shared snaps for the Texans (8-3) as they scrambled to prepare for Sunday's game against Atlanta (7-4). Yates, a fifth...

Tennessee Titans positioned for playoff berth push

The Tennessee Titans have been written off by many this season after winning only twice in their last six games before taking on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. However, given the circumstances which unfolded on Sunday, the Tennessee Titans have to be considered right in the mix for the AFC South division title. The Houston Texans already were going to have to go...

Falcons-Texans Preview

The Houston Texans have had to overcome their fair share of injuries on their path to the top of the AFC South. Their road to the postseason stands to become a bit more turbulent with an inexperienced rookie quarterback under center. After losing its top two QBs to season-ending injuries, Houston turns to T.J. Yates in hopes of extending the longest single-season winning streak...

NFL Weekly Recap: Week 12

Another week, another crushing blow for the Houston Texans.  The current top dog in the AFC lost yet another quarterback on Sunday, leaving a rookie 5th round pick charged with leading the Texans to the promised land. Are they still the team to beat in the AFC, or will they just be holding on desperate to a playoff spot? We talk about all that and more in this week’s recap....

Daunte Culpepper, still waiting for a call

With Houston down to T.J. Yates and Kellen Clemens and either Brodie Croyle or Sage Rosenfels or maybe Dan Pastorini, it’s critical that the Texans add a quarterback with veteran postseason experience, if the team hopes to have a good experience in the postseason. They’ve scratched Favre off the list, sort of.  And for good…

Costly Win; Leinart Injured as Texans Hang On To Top Jaguars 20-13

Now what? The Texans lost yet another QB Sunday, but still did enough to hang on as they topped the Jaguars 20-13 to move to 8-3 on the season, and closer to their first ever playoff birth. Rookie T.J Yates came in for Matt Leinart, who reportedly broke his collarbone, and led the Texans to the seven-point win. Making his first start since 2009, Leinart completed 10-of-13 passes...
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