Houston Texans Sign Veteran Quarterback Jake Delhomme As Back Up

The Houston Texans added a little depth to their depleted quarterback situation by signing 36-year old Jake Delhomme as a back up to new starter T.J. Yates

Delhomme played for the Cleveland Browns last season but was cut in July. He appeared in five games for the Browns in 2010 but lost the starting job to Colt McCoy and finished with just two touchdowns and seven interceptions. According to Delhomme's agent, he has stayed in shape and was looking for another opportunity in the league. 

"He relishes that role, and he's looking forward to contributing to the team," Smith said in a phone interview. "He keeps himself in shape, he's been throwing a bunch."

Houston lost regular starter Matt Schaub to a season ending foot injury and then lost his back up Matt Leinart last weekend. Delhomme joins T.J. Yates and Kellen Clemens as quarterback options for the Texans. Yates is expected to start Sunday's game against the Browns and it isn't clear whether Delhomme will be listed as the No. 2 or No. 3 quarterback on Sunday. 

For the latest news and analysis on the Texans, head on over to Battle Red Blog.

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