Free-agent quarterback Matt Schaub is expected to sign with a team this week, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter. The Atlanta Falcons, New York Jets and Baltimore Ravens are among the teams interested in Schaub, who was released by the Oakland Raiders earlier this month.
Schaub, 34 in June, appeared in 11 games for the Raiders last season and completed five of 10 passes for 57 yards and two interceptions. The Raiders acquired Schaub in a trade with the Houston Texans in March 2014. He later lost the preseason battle for Oakland's starting quarterback job to rookie Derek Carr.
[daily_cut.nfl]Schaub spent seven seasons with the Texans from 2007 to 2013, and his most-productive season came in 2009 when he completed 67.9% of his passes for an NFL-leading 4,770 yards, 29 touchdowns and 15 interceptions.
Schaub spent the first three seasons of his career from 2004 to 2006 with the Falcons, who drafted him as a third-round pick in 2004. Matt Ryan has started at quarterback for the Falcons since he entered the NFL in 2008.
The Jets currently have Geno Smith, Ryan Fitzpatrick and Matt Simms at quarterback. Smith started 13 games last year, while Fitzpatrick was acquired in a trade with the Texans earlier this month. Simms has appeared in four games over the last two seasons with the Jets.
The Ravens have former Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco entrenched at quarterback, but no proven backup.
- Mike Fiammetta