HOUSTON - With the Houston Texans placing quarterback Matt Schaub on injured reserve because of his injured right foot, the Texans will sign free agent quarterback Kellen Clemens for depth.
Schaub is now officially out for the season.
Clemens will be the Texans No. 3 quarterback behind starter Matt Leinart and backup T.J. Yates.
Clemens, who was cut after training camp by the Washington Redskins in September, played his first five years in the NFL with the New York Jets.
During his stint with the Jets Clemens played in 25 games, starting nine.
However, from 2008-2010 he started only one game.
Clemens most productive season with the Jets came in 2007 when he played in 10 games, starting eight.
In 2007, he threw for 1,529 yards with five touchdowns and ten interceptions.
Clemens, who played college football at Oregon, was taken in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft, 49th overall, by the Jets.