Having lost their top two quarterbacks to season ending injuries, the Houston Texans have signed veteran signal caller Jake Delhomme to a contract to back up new starter T.J. Yates.
Delhomme last played in the NFL last season for the Browns where he played in five games and finished with two touchdowns and seven interceptions. Delhomme was the long time starter at quarterback for the Carolina Panthers and led them to the Super Bowl during the 2003 season.
Delhomme's agent reported that the 36 year old quarterback had been staying in shape and was hoping for another shot at playing in the NFL.
"He relishes that role, and he's looking forward to contributing to the team," Smith said in a phone interview. "He keeps himself in shape, he's been throwing a bunch."
Delhomme joins both T.J. Yates and Kellen Clemens as options for the Texans at quarterback. Yates will get the start against the Falcons on Sunday but it is unknown what the rest of the depth chart will look like.