The backup quarterback carousel spins on.
After Brandon Weeden, Jason Campbell and Charlie Whitehurst found new homes, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that Ryan Fitzpatrickis signing with the Houston Texans, per a source informed of the team's situation. The team later announced the signing, and the Houston Chronicle reports that Fitzpatrick will make $7.5 million over two years. There is $4 million guaranteed in the deal.
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Houston, of course, would love to find a trade partner for Matt Schaub, but his outrageous $10 million salary cap figure makes shopping the aging Texans passer a near impossibility. Fitzpatrick's signing signals that Schaub's Texans run should be over soon. NFL Media's Albert Breer reported Friday that the Oakland Raiders are close to making a trade for Schaub, per a team source.