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Matt Leinart

Matt Leinart - #7 - QB

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 6' 5"/ 225 lbs.
Birthday 05/11/1983
Birthplace Santa Ana, CA
College USC
Years played 8
Drafted 2006, 1st round, 10th pick by Cardinals

Raiders QB Pryor gets starting nod for Sunday

Posted Dec. 28, 2012 @ 3:46 p.m. ET
Raiders head coach Dennis Allen announced Friday that Terrelle Pryor will start at quarterback in Oakland’s season finale.

Raiders QB Palmer to miss finale

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 11:03 p.m. ET
Raiders QB Carson Palmer suffered cracked ribs and a bruised lung in Sunday's loss to the Panthers and will not play in the team’s regular-season finale.

Report: QB Leinart to sign with Raiders

Posted May 01, 2012 @ 6:20 p.m. ET
Former first-round pick QB Matt Leinart will sign with the Raiders, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported.

Texans cut QB Leinart, FB Vickers

Posted March 13, 2012 @ 4:13 p.m. ET
The Texans released QB Matt Leinart on Monday evening, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Texans sign QB Delhomme

Posted Nov. 29, 2011 @ 5:41 p.m. ET
After Matt Leinart was placed on injured reserve, on Tuesday the Texans signed QB Jake Delhomme to provide insurance behind rookie QB T.J. Yates.

Leinart done for the season with broken collarbone

Posted Nov. 28, 2011 @ 5:37 p.m. ET
Just two quarters into his first NFL start in two seasons, Matt Leinart's season ended with a broken left collarbone.

Shorts and Shells: Week 12

Posted Nov. 28, 2011 @ 4:30 a.m. ET
The Texans have a new man in the spotlight; Ndamukong Suh let his teammates down; the real reasons the Broncos are winning; and much more from Week 12.

Leinart leaves game with shoulder injury

Posted Nov. 27, 2011 @ 3:06 p.m. ET
Texans QB Matt Leinart suffered a shoulder injury late in the first half of the team's Week 12 game vs. Jacksonville and will not return.

Texans ORT Winston becomes blind-side protector of Leinart

Posted Nov. 23, 2011 @ 4:52 p.m. ET
With Matt Schaub heading to injured reserve, the spotlight will be on Texans QB Matt Leinart, but ORT Eric Winston also will have added responsibility.

Texans place Schaub on I.R.; sign Clemens

Posted Nov. 23, 2011 @ 12:41 p.m. ET
The Texans have placed QB Matt Schaub on injured reserve and signed Kellen Clemens to be a backup to new starter Matt Leinart.

An ode to Michael Turner

Posted Nov. 17, 2011 @ 8:48 p.m. ET
In this week's "Fantasy football: 21 things," Pat Fitzmaurice makes the case for Michael Turner as a reliable, underappreciated running back.

Texans' Leinart has great weapons, coaching working in his favor

Posted Nov. 17, 2011 @ 4:03 p.m. ET
Texans new starting QB Matt Leinart has not attempted a regular-season pass in more than two years, but we hear he is in a great position to succeed.

Beware the Ides of November?

Posted Nov. 17, 2011 @ 12:48 p.m. ET
Matt Leinart is getting a second chance to prove he belongs in the NFL, but Tom Danyluk reminds us that November has not been friendly terrain for the Texans.

QB Leinart gets his chance with Texans in need

Posted Nov. 15, 2011 @ 5:59 p.m. ET
When the Texans return from their bye next week, Matt Leinart will have a first-place team to lead now that Matt Schaub is out indefinitely.

Report: Texans QB Schaub done for the season

Posted Nov. 14, 2011 @ 6 p.m. ET
Texans head coach Gary Kubiak announced that Matt Leinart will start at quarterback in Week 12, as Matt Schaub will reportedly miss the rest of the season with a foot injury.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Dec. 27, 2012
Raiders coach Dennis Allen says he won't pick a starting quarterback until after Friday's practice but it seems likely Matt Leinart and Terrelle Pryor will both get a chance.||||||| Leinart has started just two games since 2007 and failed to live up the expectations of winning the Heisman Trophy at Southern California and being a first-round draft pick by Arizona in 2006.
Posted Dec. 26, 2012
Leinart and Terrelle Pryor shared reps in practice on Wednesday. However, coach Dennis Allen did not select a starter for Sunday's game in San Diego.||||||| Allen said Wednesday that Leinart and Pryor split the workload with Oakland's first-team offense during practice, but Pryor later said Leinart took the majority of reps. Leinart has started just two games since 2007 while Pryor has never started in his two NFL seasons.
Posted Aug. 22, 2012
Leinart is OK to play after injuring the index finger on his non-throwing hand but still might be held out of Saturday's game against the Detroit Lions.||||||| Leinart, who received stitches in his finger after being knocked out by an illegal hit by Arizona's Ricky Lumpkin last week, attended practice Wednesday but did not participate in any team or positional drills. Carson Palmer continued to take reps with the starters while Terrelle Pryor replaced Leinart with the second team offense. Kyle Newhall-Caballero, an undrafted rookie from Brown, worked as the No.3.
Posted May 01, 2012
The Oakland Raiders have signed Leinart to a contract to back up Carson Palmer. Leinart will go back to a role he had at Southern California when he was the backup in 2002 when Palmer won the Heisman Trophy.||||||| Leinart and Jim Sorgi worked out for the Raiders on Tuesday and the team announced later in the day it had reached a deal with Leinart. Leinart has started only seven games the past five seasons. He dislocated his left shoulder in his first start for Houston last year but proved he was healthy enough for the Raiders.
Posted Nov. 28, 2011
Leinart will be placed on injured reserve after fracturing his left collarbone in the second quarter of Houston's 20-13 win in Jacksonville on Sunday.||||||| The left-handed Leinart was making his first start since 2009 in place of Matt Schaub, who broke a bone in his right foot in the Texans' 37-9 win in Tampa Bay on Nov. 13. Houston coach Gary Kubiak says Leinart will have surgery within the next week, and Schaub is due to have surgery on Wednesday to repair a Lisfranc injury.

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