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

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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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  • mikeschoice

    Palmer has pro bowlers in AZ and Cincinnati . bS Palmer was never a pro bowler. Schaumburg twice a pro bowler

  • NYCRaider

    our franchise unfortunately is at the point were most moves are gambles or overpay situations. No way im say Schaub is a sure thing, he’s a gamble no doubt but i dont want freeman or sanchez personally

  • RediaR

    He’s not some young stud QB. I don’t give a sheet.

  • Hotep Down

    draft lt (we have the 5th) and do something about the guardes and it could be a very good line, and yep even a rookie could do good with a good run blocking line, pryor would look like a stud

  • qualified GM wanted

    this trade rumor is making me sick. i felt the same way when hubert traded for palmer. the only difference is i don’t think mckinzie is stupid enough to give up top tier draft picks for him (at least i hope not). it’s obvious to everyone that schaub is going to be released… why not wait? or since mckinzie isn’t patient enough, why not try to work pryor into the trade somehow since it’s obvious you’ve already given up on him… say pryor and a 7th round draft pick for schaub straight up.

  • SnBG

    You don’t need QB ratings or PFF or any other rating system to see that Schaub is broken. He will need a lot of love to be anywhere near where he was.

  • 0ak R8rs

    Yea. I’ll concede that Palmer was better than Schaub last year. Let’s keep Pryor out of it so as not to distract from the issue. Pryor sucks.

    So what happened in 2010 and 2011 and 2012? And didn’t you just say this team could really use a 10+ QB?

  • Marley Bob

    Point is, Schaub needs a good OL and playmakers at the skill postions to be good.
    Do we have that?.

  • soulsearcher1022

    It’s funny how everyone seems to be forgetting about possibly the worst position on the team: WIDE RECEIVER. We have complete garbage at that spot.. Rod Streater, Denarius Moore? Haha, that lineup couldn’t cut it in the CFL, let alone the NFL!

  • kenchun24

    Disagree…the NFL “get it done or get lost” window had closed for GM’s and rookie QB’s IMO. It used to be only coaches had that 3 year window opp but not anymore. The “5 year grace period” for GM’s & QB’s is no longer pertinent.

    Look at Scott Pioli who was FAR more successful than Reggie McKenzie has done till now with his stints in New England and Kansas City. Great job in Patriot land, then when he went to KC and made some questionable draft picks/coaching hires he was fired after 3 years.

    I find it really hard to believe Reggie gets another year should he and Dennis Allen finish with anything less than an 8-8 record – and with this roster, plus the brutal 2014 schedule… I still think the Raiders finish 2-14,5-11 at best.

  • Raider_Riff

    ya, but what Im saying is that even as a FA for 6-8M, he aint worth it.

    The money could be better spent elsewhere.

    Reggie is going to get roasted for this.

    If he’s going to be patient, then be patient. If he’s in rush to fix things, that is exactly what this Shaub move is. and he’ll get burned at the stake for it once again. He just cant stick to a plan.

    Spending $6-8m on a guy that doesnt pan out, especially at QB, is what got Reggie into hotwater in the first place. He is so fvcking obtuse its beyond description.

  • RediaR

    How can you call him a sure thing and a gamble in the same sentence?

  • RaiderTruth

    I understand the move, but i just dont like it. Watch Schaub play last year vs the Raiders, be looked like a shell of himself. To add on to the fact he is immobile would just create issues. But i would love to see him out of zone blocking-Play action offense, to see if it was the system or him

  • Hotep Down

    the pass rush we now will have will make teams run again on us.. will see if we can stop that.. the D is unproven, might be horrible

  • RediaR

    Lol, when I posted this more sentence appeared. My bad.

  • Marley Bob

    Considering “Reggie’s way”, maybe when Schaub is 39 we’ve managed to put together a decent team for him to manage.

  • Raider_Riff

    Yeah, because Sanchez got so much better once Jets fans turned on him.

    Sanchez wouldnt last the first 3 home games.

  • mikeschoice

    Theywent2-0then completely tanked. Something happened locker room

  • Gdog

    Oh, we agree there. I wouldn’t HATE the move, but to say he’s a better fit than CP would have been in his fourth year here is a stretch. McGloin looked better than Schaub last year.

  • SnBG

    Palmer has been to 2 PBs.

  • NYCRaider

    disagree cedric benson ran for 1000+ yards 3 CONSECUTIVE years before CP3 was traded. His WRs were Chad johnson, TO, coles , and rookie AJ green. Good TEs too

  • Gdog

    I wonder how long it will be before the raiders win ten games?

    TOTAL. Not just in one year…

  • Papertiger

    GREATEST TRADE IN HISTORY

  • DJ Johnny

    I’ll gladly go on the “I told you so list” if Reggie starts doing some good things. As in puts together a team that wins games.

  • EDWARD TEACH

    There aren’t too many QBs out there that don’t need those things; the ones that don’t aren’t as effective without good players around them, and aren’t currently available anyway. Not sure what your point is.

  • RaiderTruth

    uh no. theres a reason why our only 3 available DL have signed with other teams or have multiple teams talking to them. They all played well against the run. Im not talking about towards the end of the season why injuries and fatigue took place….Taver knows what he’s doing. not to mention they had multiple guys with +5 sacks. and yet no true pass rusher

  • The Big Banana

    Anything more than a 7th and Reggie is a complete buffoon.

  • mikeschoice

    If we get concessions from Houston for helping with their cap issues it could work. Restructure is no big deal to do

  • RediaR

    I don’t know if I can wait THAT long.

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    Well the other vet choices are Sanchez, Freeman, and FDK.
    I take it you want one of them.

  • docta1232

    I’d be cool with this if it turns out to be no more than a 6th round pick for trade and we restructure his contract. Houston just wants something in return, we wouldn’t have to haggle against other teams in FA, and Schaub knows it’s either take a pay cut and have a chance to start/prove yourself or be cut and see what happens.

  • EDWARD TEACH

    There are very few QBs in the NFL that can do well without a good supporting cast, and none of them are currently available. Do you have a better idea?

  • DJ Johnny

    I remember him coming in and moving the ball quickly down the field on us…on a few drives in fact.

  • NYCRaider

    I agree i cant say he will be better than CP3 in his 4th year, but he might be and he has much more of a chance than Freeman, Sanchez, Vick, or Fitz

  • Dakota

    Oh yeah, this third set of defensive players will be the ticket….I forgot.

  • kenchun24

    “But i would love to see him out of zone blocking-Play action offense, to see if it was the system or him”

    Oh jeez not the “zone blocking PA pass offense” crap again. Shhh, don’t give Reggie McMumble’s any more stupid ideas.

  • Marley Bob

    Who didn’t?

  • mikeschoice

    You guys don’t realize Houston eats 10million in cap if they cut him and don’t do a deal with us. They have to give to us!

  • RediaR

    Still too much.

  • RediaR

    Have to add Pryor in so we get more from the deal.

  • RaiderTruth

    true , he looked effective.

  • NYCRaider

    yeah, i’m sure you’ve studied him. nows the time to say you’ve watched all his games on dvr .LOL

  • EDWARD TEACH

    Sorry for the double post there. Wanted to delete one of them but for some reason it didn’t happen.

  • docta1232

    Still want to draft a qb in the 2nd though.

  • mikeschoice

    Picks or trade a player

  • Umrao32

    Is there any validity to the trade rumor on Schaub?
    Don’t like this one bit. Esp with what the terms that Reggie is playing with. Draft pick(s), cap space, Raider Nation etc….

  • DJ Johnny

    4k yards and 90+ rating each of 4 years he played prior to last yr. (when he wasn’t injured).
    Last yr was horrible which should give us pause.
    Intrigued is all I can say.

  • DanfromVegas

    I dont mind the move if his contract is modified, if we don’t give up any valuable picks, and if we keep McGloin, I’m good. But if we trade for him and absorb that massive contract, that would be sheer stupidity.

  • Marley Bob

    Actually, it has gotten worse every year.
    Chuck Bresnahan’s units were better.
    Think about that.

  • RediaR

    There isn’t a price low enough that makes it worth it.