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Houston Texans Will Sign Either Jake Delhomme Or Jeff Garcia To Back Up T.J. Yates

Neither QB has played in the NFL this season, but there aren't many other options for Houston.

With Matt Schaub and Matt Leinart out for the season, desperation has driven the Houston Texans to search for familiar names from the NFL's QB scrap-heap to back-up rookie T.J. Yates:

 Adam Schefter 
Texans plan to sign either Jake Delhomme or Jeff Garcia today as a backup for T.J. Yates.

Yates, a fifth-round pick out of UNC, completed 8 of 15 passes for 70 yards in relief of Leinart during the Texans 20-13 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars last Sunday.

The only other QB on the roster is Kellen Clemens, whom Houston signed last week to provide depth.

However, considering that Yates didn't exactly light up the ACC in his time at UNC and Clemens couldn't beat out Rex Grossman and John Beck in Washington this preseason, it's no surprise Houston has been searching high-and-wide for a proven NFL quarterback.

Jake Delhomme, at 36, started four games for the Cleveland Browns last year before being cut by the team in training camp.

Jeff Garcia, at 41, hasn't appeared in an NFL game since being a back-up for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2009.

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