Thursday, August 21, 2014
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NFL: Texans deal Schaub to the Raiders

Matt Schaub and the Oakland Raiders are both hoping to put the mistakes of 2013 in the past.

The Raiders acquired Schaub from Houston on Friday for an undisclosed draft pick, giving the quarterback a second chance after he lost his starting job with the Texans last season.

The deal also is a second chance for Oakland general manager Reggie McKenzie, whose trade last spring for Matt Flynn was a bust when he couldn't win the starting job and was eventually released early in the season.

Schaub comes in as the presumptive starter ahead of Terrelle Pryor and Matt McGloin, who were inconsistent last year as Oakland had a second straight four-win season.

Schaub, 32, was Houston's starter from 2007 until last season, when the former West Chester East star was benched in favor of Case Keenum after a terrible start to the year.

The Texans were expected to contend for a Super Bowl last season, but instead became the NFL's worst team, sinking to 2-14, which tied the worst record in franchise history.

Giants add lineman

The New York Giants continued the makeover of their offensive line with the signing of former Miami Dolphin John Jerry.

Jerry became the third offensive lineman signed by the team since the free- agency signing period began. The others are guard Jeff Schwartz and center J.D. Walton.

Jerry started all 16 games last season for the Dolphins and played in 57 games over four seasons for Miami.

Associated Press
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