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Report: Raiders in ‘serious’ talks with Texans about trade for Schaub

The Raiders are in “serious” talks with the Houston Texans about a trade for veteran quarterback Matt Schaub, according to a report by a Houston radio station.
Schaub, 32, is the kind of experienced quarterback the Raiders are looking for while they continue to search for a long-term solution.
Journeyman Trent Edwards, fourth-year player Terrelle Pryor and second-year player Matt McGloin are the only quarterbacks on the Raiders roster.
Coach Dennis Allen and general manager Reggie McKenzie said in recent months that they aren’t sure if the Raiders quarterback of the future is on their roster.
McKenzie added that he is inclined to go with a veteran in 2014 as his starter, while a younger quarterback learns under the veteran.
That younger option might be Pryor or McGloin, or it could be a quarterback that the Raiders select in the NFL draft in May. The Raiders hold the No. 5 pick in a draft that features numerous attractive quarterbacks.
Schaub still has three years left on a contract that calls for him to earn $10 million in base salary in 2014, $12.5 million in ’15 and $14.5 million in ‘16. The Raiders are flush with salary cap space and can accommodate such a salary.
Schaub is fresh from his worst season since he became a starter in 2007. He had 10 touchdown passes and 14 passes intercepted last season. That prompted coach Gary Kubiak to bench Schaub.
McKenzie traded for veteran quarterback Matt Flynn last offseason and anointed him the starter. Pryor beat out Flynn in training camp, and the Raiders released Flynn early in the season after Flynn started one game.
In other news, linebacker Rob Jackson and defensive end Alex Carrington are scheduled to visit the Raiders in the coming days as the Raiders continue their wide-ranging search to revamp their defense.
Jackson, 28, played mostly special teams and as a reserve linebacker during his six seasons with the Washington Redskins.
However, he also flashed as a potential starter when he filled in for 14 games in 2012.
The Raiders are set at all three linebacker spots, with 2013 starters Kevin Burnett, Nick Roach and Sio Moore under contract for 2014. The Raiders also added veteran linebacker LaMarr Woodley via free agency Thursday.
Jackson played in only 10 games his first three seasons. He appeared in 44 of 48 games the past three seasons. Fourteen of his 15 starts came in ’12.
Already, the Raiders signed four players that are expected to compete for starting jobs next season.
Defensive end Justin Tuck, defensive lineman Antonio Smith and cornerback Tarell Brown are the others besides Woodley.
Carrington, 26, started nine of the 44 games he played for the Buffalo Bills the past four seasons. He played in only three games last season and recorded 10 tackles.

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  • jumpnjiminy

    Sorry….Teddy is the next Randall Cunningham! Which isn’t bad, but no Super Bowls…

  • Guest123

    Charlie, instead of worrying about what we did in the past, when the game was played under different rules of the old CBA, we need to look at the teams that are gaming the new CBA and working the system in their favor. This cautious, never make a mistake style of management also prevents us from winning anything either.

  • jumpnjiminy

    Round 4-McCarron….a winner all the way!

  • Guest123

    lol, I’ll settle for a string of playoff runs for now and hope we get lucky. you sure have high standards coming off a dozen years of ineptitude.

  • SnBG

    I’m glad Reg isn’t making erratic decisions in desperate attempts to save his job. Slow and steady is the way to build a team. Look at G.B. this year. Their fans are upset that Thomson is more aggressive in free agency but that is not the way he or Reg will work. The Bronco’s and Pat’s are engaged in an arms race this year but they also have a core of great players that allow them to go for the gold. We do not. It doesn’t guarantee the Pats are Broncos will get to or win the SB this coming year because you have to be concerned about the chemistry of the team when you add a bunch of overpaid free agents

  • Return

    Well, Al stocked the team with overpaid underachieving HOFer’s and Pro bowlers. RM is stocking the team with injury prone walking wounded cheap scrubs with a fair mix of of injury prone walking wounded overpaid mediocrities.

    I think the odds are in Al’s favor. But in the final analysis: SOS; different day.

  • The Ghost of Dave Casper

    I am totally with you. They need to get this pick right, and Watkins is a can’t miss. No one can say (or has said) the same about any of the QBs who will be available that high. I can’t think of a bigger bust risk than Manziel. Bortles will take time to develop. Bridgewater is the only guy who would be tempting if he falls to No. 5. It would be a far better scenario to draft Watkins in R1 and then take the best available QB in R2. All these people in love with Manziel and Bortles will be screaming the loudest if Reggie actually rolls the dice and takes one of them in the first round. Personally, I don’t think he’s going to do it. I think he’s going with Watkins, Robinson, or Mack, if he’s there.

  • jumpnjiminy

    Oh good…but do you like McCarron or Murray/Carr?

    Is Dave Casper dead?

  • marks hair

    except for saffold

  • SnBG

    No matter the era the way to build a team in the new CBA is to build through the draft. That is where you get the most value while building your core. If you look at the successful teams over the long hall you will see they build through the draft and add some pieces in free agency to fill a hole.

  • The Ghost of Dave Casper

    No – he’s quite alive. I think he’s a financial planner now. Just having fun with his old nickname.

    I like McCarron & Murray. Not sold on Carr. It’s all going to depend on who’s available (obviously). After that Wilson mess last year, I just hope they get more people involved in evaluating these QBs.

  • SnBG

    I think Reg has shown he will spend when he sees it is appropriate. He went for Saffold and you jump on him for that then say he’s awful because he won’t take a chance. You are very confusing in your critic of Reg. Maybe somewhat hypocritical also.

  • severeraiderz

    McGloin lacks in his arm strength and accuracy as well, though he is more accurate than Pryor. He is small and a terrible decision maker. He has an adequate arm and has a tendency to lock on to one target and attempt to force balls searching for big plays. He was bailed out by his receivers making plays and defenders dropping picks more than once. Any person with knowledge can see that Pryor’s issues are fixable by refining his mechanics, footwork and balance particularly. After seeing the huge leap he made as a passer this last off season it’s not a stretch to think he can make similar incremental improvements this one. McGloin’s issues are also fixable, besides his height, which wouldn’t stop him from being a top tier quarterback if he were to make the necessary adjustments. With time and film study he could be a pretty good player, we have yet to see what kind of improvements that he will make with an off season to get better, though.

    3 years into a career isn’t late especially when TP was virtually ignored his whole first year, a year he spent with no QB coach. Peyton Manning has said that he is still improving as a QB, look at Rich Gannon’s improvements late in his career, there are plenty more examples that it’s never to late to get betterHe and McGloin are also the same age so if one can assume McGloin can improve it is a safe bet that Pryor can as well

  • Howard Benner

    I noticed a bit of a “hitch in his giddyup” the few times I saw him past year. . .

    A foot injury to the extent of that he suffered from should not be as impactful as that of a WR or DMAC, but still, he is expected to run bootlegs, slide around in the pocket carry out ball fakes. . .I am a bit concerned.

    With Scaub & DMAC in the projected starting backfield they just need to retain Ford & they have a full compliment of recovering Lisnfranc patients. . .

  • Howard Benner

    , , and retain their own key FA’s. . .

    so far. . .whoops. . .

  • Howard Benner

    Don’t see Tuitt making it into the second round. However, with all indications that the Raiders are @ least going to incorporate the 3-4 into their defensive repertoire Tuitt can add versatility, whether as a 4-3 base ED, 4-3 three technique or a 3-4 five tech. . .

  • Blackholepriest

    Neither guy has won much in their careers. Stats look good on paper but I prefer wins. Schaub is fine by me but I ain’t crazy about him he’s just too mistake prone.

  • Blackholepriest

    We need a vet QB in the classroom so you could pick from several and Schaub is no better than the rest IMO.

  • Blackholepriest

    What scares me about Schaub Is he played on some great teams with great talent and never took them anywhere.

  • Dirk Suave

    Please god no. Schaub is terrible. He is not going to be like Carson. Can’t believe they want to let him be our starter. Have they not watched him at all? It they couldn’t make TP2 or McGloin look good how are they gonna coax a good year outta Schaub? Because he’s a veteran? If this is really how they feel I’d rather have frikkin Jon Kitna. Really I would. But if they were serious how’s about begging Brett Farve? He looks to be in shape. You’ve got a crap load of cap space. Ask Farve for a two year deal at 20 mil each. At his age and now two years outta footbal he’s still twice as good as Schaub, today right now. I’d rather they overpay Farve than hand out money to Schaub. If they “trade” for Schaub they prove they should be fired. Why would they wanna hitch themselves to his absurd overpaid contract? Doesn’t he have three years left on it? Ugh. The FA started out horribly as they undervalued our own FA’s and seem to overvalue other teams players. So far I haven’t seen the great talent evaluator we were supposed to be gettin from GB… Wake me up if he ever shows up…

  • Matuzak72

    I would only advocate signing schaub to a cap friendly deal, he would have to restructure and have a way for us to cut ties without too much guarented money.

    There is not much else out there. I’m ok with letting Mcgloin or a rook come in, but at least schaub has some size and has been to a pro bowl with a couple division winners.

    Peyton Manning has a loosing record and Drew Brees is 6-5.

    At this point I would just be happy with average.
    Somebody who can see over the defense and manage a third down situation without getting us into 4th and 48.

    Can’t get much worse.

  • DKnight007

    Yeah. Move down and get Lewan an then Matthews o Matevious and than beast DT/DE would be good.

  • Depcharger

    “Jackson played in only 10 games his first three seasons” – this appears to be a typical Reggie signing

  • Depcharger

    why is mckenzie always interested in trading for dud QB’s that we need to pay $10 million? hasnt he learnd from Matt Flynn?

  • http://AdvoCare.com/ Till death do us part

    Plunk I have no problem with you or raider o,, both of you are misunderstanding what I am saying. I don’t torture animals, I love animals, I do not endorse fighting dogs. Both of you started throwing around incest, rape , murdering different races? I clearly said there are people of every skin color that have fought chickens and dogs, they have been doing it long before little Mikey arrived. They will continue to do it, you can’t stop it, and if you try your liable to get buckshot in your azz. This does not make these kind of people rapists and racists and murders.they are called country folk, and they have a right to do what they want on their land . It’s called freedom. Btw, all those bad things happen in the city and suburbs to so stop being high and mighty

  • http://AdvoCare.com/ Till death do us part

    By your own words ” republicans Jesus” I should assume you are liberal, I will never see things the way you do, nor do I want to. What the hell does moffitt have to do with Vick? Don’t tell me the white black thing. Go climb under a rock and cry about it why don’t you!

  • severeraiderz

    Lol ur still on this? Im actually a registered independent and have abstained from voting in the last 3 elections, because I wasn’t in favor of any of the candidates. But this was actually my fault because I only glanced at your post about Moffit and thought you were talking about Vick needing prayer and intervention. My mistake. Sorry if I offended you or your conservative Jesus with my Reagan comments.

  • Howard Benner

    With the signing of Jones I prefer Bryant; Jones can be the possession receiver & his presence will provide the example all the Raider WR’s need to follow. . .

  • http://AdvoCare.com/ Till death do us part

    Good enough, btw, I don’t trust any government, it’s just big bussiness just like religion. I only trust one and they crucified him. Back to raider nation

  • DKnight007

    I get ya. Matavious can be the big play type with Jones in now. Matthews seems out of question now

  • DKnight007

    Compaing Vick to a child moleste is silly!

  • Howard Benner

    Righteeoh. . .

  • DKnight007

    Neve said it was okay and I love dogs also. Have one of my own

  • DKnight007

    Vick causes “univesal” disgust? I love dogs and I have one of my own and I don’t hate Vick.

  • http://facebook.com/Unicron5 Samnificient Jonsey

    Yeah, especially when they havent played yet. Analysis- same complaining, different GM

  • http://facebook.com/Unicron5 Samnificient Jonsey

    Raider fan plan:Wahhhh!

  • the super genius dr robert

    Where u been? Ever since u realized u were gonna owe me fifty bucks, u been hiding.