The Houston Texans have been beset by quarterback injuries this year, causing them to reach deep into the reserves in order to finds a healthy backup. On Wednesday they contacted former Cleveland Browns quarterback Jake Delhomme, who later signed on to be at least a backup with them as they push for their first playoff berth:
Delhomme, 36, drove his truck to Houston. He threw the ball well and accurately in his workout. He also impressed Kubiak with his knowledge of the West Coast system.
Delhomme also worked out with another former Browns quarterback in Jeff Garcia. Delhomme is expected to be a backup for T.J. Yates, who has been named the starter after Matt Schaub was declared out for the season with a foot injury and Matt Leinert broke his collarbone. Yates is an NFL rookie, however, who has never started an NFL game. Delhomme has played in a Super Bowl with Carolina, so he could be in line for playing time.