|Agent: Texans signing Jake Delhomme|
by Aaron Wilson of Scout.com, November 29, 2011 at 4:39 pm ET
Jake Delhomme Profile
The Houston Texans are signing former Carolina Panthers and Cleveland Browns quarterback Jake Delhomme as their new backup, according to his agent, Rick Smith.
Delhomme will back up rookie quarterback T.J. Yates with Kellen Clemens operating as the third-stringer.
Delhomme, 36, led the Panthers to a Super Bowl appearance, falling to the New England Patriots.
He's an experienced option behind Yates following season-ending injuries to Matt Schaub (foot) and Matt Leinart (broken collarbone).
Delhomme auditioned today along with Jeff Garcia.
Delhomme played collegiately at Louisiana-Lafayette before signing with the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent.
After playing for the Saints and in NFL Europe, he joined the Panthers and became their starting quarterback.
He has passed for 20,764 career yards, 125 touchdowns and 121 interceptions for an 81.2 passer rating.
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