Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 10/20/14
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Matt Leinart's NFL free fall continues. The Houston Texans will officially part ways with the former USC quarterback on Tuesday, ending a disappointing two-year career that saw him play in only two games there. The 2004 Heisman Trophy winner, who was released by the Arizona Cardinals at the end of the 2010 preseason, made his first appearance for Houston in Week 10 last season in relief of an injured Matt Schaub. Leinart was named the starter when Schaub was diagnosed with a season-ending foot fracture during the Texans' bye week. But his career as a No. 1 didn't last very long -- Leinart injured his shoulder in the Week 12 game against Jacksonville on Nov. 27 and was out for the year. That opened the door for promising rookie T.J. Yates, who started the final six games for the Texans, completing 61 percent of his passes with three touchdowns, three interceptions and four fumbles. Yates became the Texans' third starting quarterback in three games last season, but ...
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