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Veteran Matt Schaub to backup Matt Ryan for the Falcons

The Falcons are bringing back Matt Schaub to be the backup quarterback.

Matt Schaub was a pretty good backup quarterback at one point for the Atlanta Falcons. In fact, he was so good there was interest in him to be a starting quarterback by other NFL teams.

The Falcons traded Schaub before the 2007 season to the Texans, and for the next seven seasons Schaub was Houston's starting quarterback. But the last two years Schaub has settled back into the role as a reserve, playing in Oakland in 2014 and in Baltimore last season.

Atlanta signed Schaub to a contract Wednesday to be the backup to starting quarterback Matt Ryan. Technically, the Falcons will allow Schaub to compete with Sean Renfree for the job, but Schaub will be the favorite to be the number two quarterback.

Schaub has thrown for 24,851 yards in his NFL career. His best season was in 2009 when he threw for 4,770 yards and 29 touchdowns for the Texans. 

Schaub played in 38 games for the Falcons between 2004 and 2006, with two starts. 

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