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Matt Schaub | QB | Oakland Raiders
Posted: 3/31/2015 7:03pm et
Updating an earlier report, free-agent QB Matt Schaub (Raiders) signed with the Baltimore Ravens on Tuesday, March 31. Terms were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Baltimore was in need of a veteran backup with Tyrod Taylor departing, and Schaub fills the bill. It will certainly be cause for concern, though, if Schaub has to play any length of time, but Ravens' fans can take solace in that the durable Flacco hasn't missed a start in seven seasons.

Posted: 3/27/2015 10:23pm et
Free-agent QB Matt Schaub (Raiders) could be added by the Atlanta Falcons, as they currently have QBs T.J. Yates and Sean Renfree backing up QB Matt Ryan. New Falcons head coach Dan Quinn didn't rule out signing Schaub, who is familiar with offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan's systems from his days with the Houston Texans. Schaub also played three seasons with the Falcons early in his career behind QB Michael Vick.
Huddle Up: Yates just re-upped with the Falcons, getting a one-year deal, but the Falcons would have little to lose in adding Schaub and setting up a camp battle for the No. 2 spot between the two former Texans.

Posted: 3/17/2015 2:30pm et
Oakland Raiders QB Matt Schaub was released Monday, March 16.
Huddle Up: What's taken so long?

Posted: 8/29/2014 8:49pm et
Oakland Raiders QB Matt Schaub (elbow) is still recovering from an elbow injury. Head coach Dennis Allen said Friday, Aug. 29, that he still wants to see where Schaub is physically before making the final call on his Week 1 starting quarterback.
Huddle Up: Some reports have rookie Derek Carr starting against the Jets but the Raiders aren't saying anything officially as of yet. Schaub has been miserable this preseason and doesn't look like he has anything left in the tank. Regardless of who starts in Week 1, Carr will be the Raiders QB before long.

Posted: 8/28/2014 4:05pm et
Oakland Raiders QB Matt Schaub (elbow) did some light throwing Wednesday, Aug. 28. The team will have him throw again Monday, Sept. 1, to see where his arm is at.
Huddle Up: Schaub's elbow has definitely been a bother late this preseason, but there's still enough time for the veteran to be ready for the Sept. 7 season opener against the Jets.

Posted: 8/27/2014 10:45pm et
Oakland Raiders QB Matt Schaub (elbow) will be the team's starting quarterback in Week 1 against the New York Jets assuming his elbow is better and he can get in the requisite practice time, head coach Dennis Allen reiterated Wednesday, Aug. 27.
Huddle Up: Schaub may be the starter but he'll be on a short leash. If Schuab can't move the Raiders' offense, rookie Derek Carr will be under center sooner rather than later.

Posted: 8/25/2014 8:01pm et
Oakland Raiders QB Matt Schaub (elbow) is expected to start in Week 1 against the New York Jets, according to head coach Dennis Allen. Allen is not worried about Schaub's injury and is holding firm with Schaub as the starter.
Huddle Up: There may be no concerns about Schaub's elbow, but there are major fantasy doubts about the Raiders' passing game as Schaub owns an ugly 55.1 passer rating this preseason and is still looking for his first TD pass as Raider.

Posted: 8/25/2014 10:34am et
Oakland Raiders QB Matt Schaub (elbow) had an MRI reveal no major structural damage in his right elbow.
Huddle Up: With Schaub dinged up the Raiders may be forced to accelerate their timetable on rookie Derek Carr; assuming they can protect him better than the expansion Texans did his brother, that's not necessarily a bad thing.

Posted: 8/24/2014 10:26pm et
Oakland Raiders QB Matt Schaub (elbow) is dealing with a sore elbow, and QB Derek Carr worked with the first-team Sunday, Aug. 24.
Huddle Up: There's no indication it's anything more than general soreness at this point, and in any case, Schaub has 2 weeks to heal up and get ready before the Silver & Black open the season against the Jets.

Posted: 8/18/2014 8:34pm et
Oakland Raiders QB Matt Schaub will start the season-opener at the New York Jets. Despite a shaky start to his preseason, Schaub has the confidence of the coaching staff, and there is not a quarterback controversy in Oakland.
Huddle Up: Not a real shocker by any means, and the ball is in Schaub's court to show he's past his 2013 travails with the Texans (10 TDs, 14 INTs). If not and/or if the Silver & Black get off to a stumbling start, expect to see second-round pick Derek Carr sooner rather than later.

Posted: 6/9/2014 12:11am et
There is an internal belief that Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr could push QB Matt Schaub to start. He has already proven to the staff he won't need to sit on the sidelines in the 2014 season.
Huddle Up: There's no doubt Schaub will have a short leash with the team spending a second-round pick on Carr, an area college standout, and the rookie will get his shot if the veteran's 2013 yips start to resurface.

Posted: 5/23/2014 11:38am et
Oakland Raiders QB Matt Schaub is excited to have more control of the offense in Oakland. 'To come to an offense where the coach is looking to give you more freedom, and looking to give you more control of things,' Schaub said. 'I had that in some aspects in Houston, but there are things I'm being asked to do here that I didn't have control of in Houston. I would have loved to, but we just weren't in control of it. To now be in that position, and being the quarterback, that's such a great place to be because you can get everyone on the same page.'
Huddle Up: Schaub struggled in Houston last season, but he'll get another opportunity in Oakland with an underrated receiving corps and a pair of talented, albeit injury-prone, veteran backs. If the Raiders can piece together an offensive line in front of him, Schaub might be a sneaky fantasy contributor this year.

Posted: 5/12/2014 12:43pm et
Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr is expected to sit behind QB Matt Schaub and learn from the sidelines in 2014. However, that isn't set in stone.
Huddle Up: Ideally the Raiders won't have to rush Carr into action, especially since their offensive line is a work in progress. Let's hope he doesn't pick up any bad habits watching Schaub.