Matt Schaub, Falcons agree to contract

Wednesday March 9th, 2016

Free agent quarterback Matt Schaub has agreed to a deal with the Atlanta Falcons, the team announced Wednesday.

Schaub, 34, spent last season with the Ravens, where he made two starts in place of the injured Joe Flacco. He finished the season with 540 yards and three touchdowns. He will back up Matt Ryan with the Falcons.

The Falcons drafted Schaub in the third round in 2004, and he played his first three seasons with the team. He was dealt to the Texans in 2007, where he started 88 games and made two Pro Bowl appearances in seven seasons. 

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In Atlanta, Schaub reunites with Atlanta offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, formerly the Texans offensive coordinator. In their two seasons together (2008–2009), Schaub threw for 7,813 yards and 44 touchdowns.

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