Texans ready to start over with Leinart

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November 22, 2011 12:50:43 PM PST
The first name is the same, and the Houston Texans say not much else is changing, either.

Matt Leinart practiced for the first time as the Texans' starting quarterback on Monday, with Matt Schaub likely out for the season with a right foot injury.

The Texans (7-3) are coming off a bye week and play at Jacksonville (3-7) on Sunday.

Leinart did not take a snap in a game as Schaub's backup last season. He re-signed with Houston because he was comfortable with Coach Gary Kubiak and the Texans' offensive system.

Leinart is left-handed and Schaub throws right-handed, but Kubiak says that won't alter the play-calling much. And the offensive linemen say there's nothing different with Leinart taking snaps, other than right tackle Eric Winston becoming the quarterback's blind-side protector.

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