Falcons Agree to Trade Schaub to Texans

The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to trade backup quarterback Matt Schaub to the Houston Texans for a package of draft picks, an NFL source said. The move likely will lead the Texans to release or trade quarterback David Carr, the top overall selection in the 2002 NFL draft.

Schaub was a restricted free agent this offseason and the Texans are negotiating a new contract with him before making the trade official, a source said. He was stuck behind Michael Vick in Atlanta after being chosen in the third round of the 2004 draft out of the University of Virginia, but is regarded by many NFL executives as worthy of being a starter.

The Texans reportedly are sending the Falcons second-round choices in each of the next two drafts and the teams are exchanging first-round picks next month; the Falcons now will choose eighth and the Texans 10th.

By Mark Maske |  March 21, 2007; 5:04 PM ET  | Category:  Falcons , Texans
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Posted by: Anonymous | March 21, 2007 6:45 PM

Schaub is big, strong, smart, accurate, and not very mobile. Good luck in Houston, Matt, and make sure your medical is paid up!

Posted by: Anonymous | March 22, 2007 1:43 PM

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