Texans re-sign QB Leinart, WR Jones, T Butler

The Houston Texans re-signed three of their own free agents in backup QB Matt Leinart, WR Jacoby Jones and T Rashad Butler (AP Photos)

July 27, 2011 1:20:03 PM PDT
he Houston Texans have agreed to terms with backup quarterback Matt Leinart, and free agent receiver Jacoby Jones and tackle Rashad Butler. Houston signed Leinart to a one-year deal in September 2010, but the 2004 Heisman Trophy winner didn't take a snap during the season and the Texans drafted North Carolina quarterback T.J. Yates in the fifth round. Yates worked with incumbent starter Matt Schaub and backup Dan Orlovsky during the lockout.

The Houston Chronicle and a local TV station first reported Leinart's deal. A person with knowledge of Leinart's decision confirmed the deal Wednesday, speaking on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the move.

Leinart was the 10th overall pick in 2006 by Arizona. He broke his collarbone in the fifth game of the 2007 season, Kurt Warner took over and Leinart watched from the sideline most of the next 2 1/2 seasons.

Texans re-sign WR Jones, T Butler

The Houston Texans have agreed to terms with free agent receiver Jacoby Jones and tackle Rashad Butler.

The 6-foot-2, 210-pound Jones caught 51 passes for 562 yards in 2010, his fourth season with Houston. Jones was also the Texans' top punt returner, averaging seven yards on 29 returns.

The 6-4, 308-pound Butler played in all 16 games last season. He started four games at left tackle when regular starter Duane Brown served a suspension for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

The Houston Chronicle and a local TV station first reported the agreements. Jones' agent, Kennard McGuire confirmed Jones' deal and a person familiar with Butler's deal confirmed his agreement early Wednesday.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.


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