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Report: Raiders & Browns Have “Some Interest” In Trading For QB Matt Schaub



Ian Rapoport reports that the Texans are pushing to trade QB Matt Schaub and his 2014 salary cap figure of $14.5 million.

  • According to Rapoport, the Raiders and Browns both have shown “some interest” in possibly trading for the veteran quarterback.

Garrett Heinrich of Sports Radio 610 in Houston reported Sunday that the Raiders are in “serious talks” with the Texans about acquiring Schaub

  • Heinrich adds that the Raiders are looking to acquire a quarterback who can step in play immediately for them whether it’s in the draft or by trade.
  • According to Heinrich, there is no word regarding potential compensation for Schaub at this point in time.

Previous reports have mentioned that Schaub is the Raiders top quarterback target this offseason, so this news doesn’t come as a huge surprise.

Oakland is reportedly considering free agents like Josh Freeman and Michael Vick as well, but some have mentioned that Freeman is considered a better fit for the Raiders.

Schaub’s name has also come up as a speculative option for the Browns, but there hasn’t been a lot of substantial buzz in recent weeks regarding the idea.

Schaub, 32, still has three years remaining on his five-year, $66.15 million contract. The Texans owe him a base salary of $10 million to go along with $1 million in per-game roster bonuses next season.

It’s been widely assumed that the Texans would try to get out from underneath Schaub’s $14.125 million cap figure and take the savings, even though they would free up just $3.625 million by releasing him, according to OverTheCap.com.

Last year, Schaub appeared in 10 games for the Texans last season and threw for 2,310 yards to go along with 10 touchdowns and 14 interception





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any idea who or what picks they might trade for him?

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The report didn’t offer any specifics in regards to compensation.

The Chiefs wound up sending two second-round picks for Alex Smith to the 49ers, so based on Schaub’s salary and the fact that he’s coming off of a poor season, I think it would make sense to offer a conditional four-round pick that could be a third-rounder depending on how he preforms.

That’s just a guess on my part. There has been talk that the Texans could keep Schaub for at least the next few weeks, so we’ll have to see.


Of course, then the Texans would be in a bad spot, drafting and starting a rookie QB or trying to acquire somebody to start…but still probably needing to draft a QB over getting Mack or Clowney instead.

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