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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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  • RediaR

    You wait for him to be released and sign him to a one year deal for a little too much.

  • the swanky socialite dr robert

    MD said we need an identity. We are getting one.

    Schaub leading a solid offense and a tough nosed, multiple defense

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    We know what the deal was with Hue’s trade with Palmer and the crazy Saffold deal.
    We don’t know yet what the deal is here unless you have info.

  • Marley Bob

    Let me get this straight….
    Reggie was willing to give Saffold 21 million…
    Now it appears he’s willing to trade for Scahub and his 10 million salary…
    But he would not overpay……

  • https://twitter.com/MimiPeepeechimi Just Fire Baby

    Yes, but you have to turn it into a bonus and guarantee it.
    I won’t no part of that.

  • Ian

    lol. Thats assuming he wants to sign with us. I have a suspicion we are trying to trade for him because we are afraid he will land elsewhere if he hits the open market.

  • JOn Wooah

    Retweeted by Raiders Beat

    Joel Corry
    ‏@corryjoel

    1h
    @RaidersBeat If the Raiders trade for Schaub, they should be fine with his $11M ’14 salary. They wanted Carson Palmer at $10M in ’13.

  • 0ak R8rs

    Not even close to the Palmer trade. That was the worst trade on the history of the nfl.

  • Dakota

    How about this Reggie, call the texans bluff and wait for schaub to get cut, and in the mean time try and swindle a 5th round pick out of the texans for mcgloin?

  • Raider_Riff

    Not with our dipshit WRs and zero run support.

  • https://twitter.com/MimiPeepeechimi Just Fire Baby

    That would be ideal, absolutely.
    You trade for him, you don’t have such options, as you know.

  • JOn Wooah

    Schab?? seriously .. even PALMER and FLYNN thinks schaub throws to many Pick Sixes LMAO .. This season should turn out nice

  • RediaR

    That would also be a terrible trade.

  • r8ter4evr

    Depending on how the first 4 picks go maybe but if Texans trade Schaub they want the local star

  • RediaR

    It would depend on the compensation.

  • Ian

    Just because we are thinking of signing him, doesn’t mean he will start. Relax.

  • Elliot

    Ok so let me get this straight…we trade for an overpriced qb…way in the downside who cost his stubborn coach his job. .and a city that wants to run him out of town…yes, yes indeed very shrewd…and plausible…makes sense to me.

  • https://twitter.com/MimiPeepeechimi Just Fire Baby

    I heard the Schaub “pick 6 burger” was a big hit.
    Got to pick 6 toppings.
    I’ll take : Onion, Bacon, Lettuce, Cheddar, Pepper Jack and Green Chiles
    Go Lakers

  • Raider_Riff

    Oh great. So we want another malcontent that doesnt want to be here?

    Flynn turned into a cancer once TP superceded him.

    What is Shaub going to do if he is backing up Johnny Football by the time week 1 rolls around?

  • DanfromVegas

    Not unless we’re giving up a bunch of picks. Still, it has a stink to it.

  • JOn Wooah

    Schaub couldnt take a Superbowl ready team above what 3 wins?? go ask Andre Johnson what he thinks of SCHAUB lmao

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    If part of this deal is to include one of our back-up quarterbacks, McGloin would be the wrong choice from our point of view.
    Interesting that his name came up with Houston.

  • DKnight007

    Trade for Schobby? It better for a conditional pick in NEXT YEARS draft! He also needs to restructure his salary BIG TIME! Rather have Vick anyway than that stiff Schaub.

  • r8ter4evr

    It’s your fault hah

  • Raideralex99

    If Reggie pulls off this trade every GM in the league will be phoning him for a deal.
    Seriously if this trade goes through it’s time to pull the plug.

  • RediaR

    He’s going to be released. If we give them a 7th it’s too much.

  • Marley Bob

    This can’t be real, I refuse to believe anyone would trade for Schaub’s contract when he’s going to get cut later.

  • 0ak R8rs

    True. I guess there is the potential for this to be worse. Ugh.

  • RediaR

    Oh well.

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    It isn’t a “marquee move.” We need an experienced qb. We are going to draft a qb, how high, I don’t know, but we need someone to mentor McGloin and the guy we draft and someone to play qb as well.
    I love how guys have been listing the only possibilities for vet qbs on the market and saying they don’t like any of them (well, a few people want Vick, most hate the idea of Vick), yet yelling we need a qb.
    Is Reggie supposed to take a lump of clay and breathe life into him and say, “Look, a veteran quarterback”?

  • Avion Davis

    They will cut him and we will be able to sign him for no extra compensation. We can outbid any other team and offer him a guaranteed starting spot. If we give up any pick for his 10 mil contract is a worse deal I’m my opinion.

  • IAmAlwaysWrong

    it came from a Houston radio station, fwiw

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    I said it too.

  • JOn Wooah

    Steve Corkran
    ‏@CorkOnTheNFL

    16m

    Matt Schaub’s base salaries for 2014-16, respectively, are $10 million, $12.5 million, $14.5 million. No, no and heck no.

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    Salaries can be restructured.

  • Raider_Riff

    How is it that EVERY SINGLE TIME Reggie is involved with the QB position, it turns into a PR nitemare?

    So what if we dont do something stupid and trade for him. Even at 6-8 million a year as a free agent pickup Shaub is grossly overpaid. We could of spent that money on Walter Thurmond and outbid the Giants and had more success.

    I can think of a ton of other players I would have rather signed for $8m than freaking Shaub.

  • DKnight007

    Screw that….a conditional in NEXT YEARS DRAFT and restructure down that salary BIG TIME…

  • https://twitter.com/MimiPeepeechimi Just Fire Baby

    That fat dude that is the scribe for Houston is pretty money with things. McLain or something like that.
    If he reports, it is legit.

  • RediaR

    I doubt they’d care about where he played college ball. They’d just go for the guy they thought was the best.

  • EMRaiders

    If we get Schaub, you know what I’m thinking? (because ya’ll care, I know) I think that we will then draft either WR or LT with our first pick. And a QB in the second.

    Question is, do we want to give Schaub protection, or a weapon? Sure, he has Moore, Streater and Holmes, but Watkins would make that group a whole lot better. Plus the group would be good for the next QB as well.

    Or, do we draft Robinson, and secure the left side of the line, which would also be a good thing for the future QB.

    I think one of this would be considered the safe pick, and I think that’s the way RM will go. I’m just not sure which one that is…

  • DanfromVegas

    I suppose signing Schaub would be a far better move than picking up Flynn, but it all depends on the details of the contract.

  • JOn Wooah

    Steve Corkran
    ‏@CorkOnTheNFL

    17m

    Of course, we all know what happened the last time Reggie McKenzie traded for a QB named Matt. #InLikeFlynnOutLikeJaMarcus

  • DKnight007

    Exactly. Give Vick 14 million for two years instead.

  • Raider_Riff

    Cork is fully on the anti-Reggie bandwagon. And he’s right for once.

    I think that the local media has hope, that if Reggie is fired, Gruden is brought in automatically, and their jobs get a whole lot more fun.

    Reggie’s tenure has been so painful to watch.

  • JOn Wooah

    Steve Corkran
    ‏@CorkOnTheNFL

    19m

    Can’t see Raiders trading for
    Texans QB Matt Schaub and taking on $10 million base salary for a guy
    that had 10 TDs, 14 ints. in 2013.

  • Dakota

    then fine….so be it.

  • https://twitter.com/MimiPeepeechimi Just Fire Baby

    I am not restructuring his contract. Turns it into guaranteed money.
    Gets hurt or just sucks in preseason…..we are fooked.
    Just pay it for one year, and then you can walk away, or even walk away in the preseason if need be, with no to very minimal cap cost.

  • Marley Bob

    John McClain, he IS money, but this isn’t from him.

  • Elliot

    Matt schaub…If we don’t get him maybe reggie can trade for Curtis painter…He sucks but he is a vet

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    O’Brien doesn’t like that kind of qb, if we are to judge from his past body of collegiate work.