Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak says Delhomme will back up rookie T.J. Yates in Sunday's game against Atlanta.|||||||
The Texans (8-3) signed the 36-year-old Delhomme on Tuesday, after Matt Leinart broke his left collarbone in Sunday's 20-13 win at Jacksonville. Leinart had his scheduled surgery moved from Thursday to next Tuesday because he has an illness.
The agent who represents Delhomme says his client has signed with the Houston Texans.|||||||
Delhomme worked out with the Texans on Tuesday, along with another retired quarterback, Jeff Garcia. Delhomme will back up rookie T.J. Yates, a fifth-round pick who will start Sunday's game against Atlanta. Rick Smith, Delhomme's agent, said the 36-year-old Delhomme has been staying in shape and working with racehorses in Louisiana since he was cut by Cleveland in July.
Delhomme has officially been released by the Cleveland Browns, who are likely to re-sign several free agents including kicker Phil Dawson and tight end Evan Moore.|||||||
Delhomme, 36, was signed to a two-year contract a year ago. He played only five games due to severely sprained ankle sustained in the season opener. The development of Colt McCoy as a rookie last season and signing of backup Seneca Wallace to a three-year deal signaled that Cleveland would save paying Delhomme's base salary of $5.4 million.
A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press the Browns will release Delhomme on Thursday.|||||||
The 36-year-old quarterback didn't play much in 2010 after the Browns signed him following his release by Carolina. He helped develop Colt McCoy, then a rookie who became Cleveland's starter. Delhomme completed 93 of 149 for 872 yards, with two touchdowns and seven interceptions. He was 2-2 as a starter. Delhomme was scheduled to make $5.4 million in base salary.
Delhomme completed 12 of 20 passes for 86 yards with an interception in Sunday's 13-6 loss to Buffalo.|||||||
Delhomme threw for his fewest yards in a start this season.