Raiders land Matt Schaub in trade with Texans

Matt Schaub became the latest quarterback domino to fall when the Oakland Raiders landed the Houston Texans signal caller in a Friday morning trade.

The Texans traded Schaub for a late-round selection in the May draft, a person familiar with the Promotional Code told USA TODAY Sports. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity since neither club has yet to announce the trade.

The 32-year-old Schaub started eight games last season before his benching, became expendable when the Texans acquired Tennessee Titans backup and former Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals starter Ryan Fitzpatrick late Thursday.

Fitzpatrick is expected to serve as a bridge and mentor to the quarterback that new Texans coach Bill O'Brien is expected to draft.

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Schaub, 46-44 as a starter, threw 10 touchdowns and 14 interceptions last season, including an interception returned for a touchdown during a league-record four consecutive games. He appeared to lose confidence, was booed and benched.

Schaub led the Texans to a 12-4 record during the 2012 season before flaming out late after throwing 22 touchdowns with 12 interceptions when he made the Pro Bowl for the second time since 2009.

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The Raiders are now no longer forced to select one of the top three quarterbacks in the 2014 draft class, Central Florida's ascending Blake Bortles, Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel or Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater with the fifth overall pick.

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