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Titans | Could work out Matt Leinart

Mon, 30 Sep 2013 15:21:03 -0700

The Tennessee Titans have considered working out free-agent QB Matt Leinart (Bills).

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Bills | Matt Leinart cut

Fri, 30 Aug 2013 08:26:57 -0700

The Buffalo Bills released QB Matt Leinart.

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Bills | Matt Leinart struggles in first game action

Fri, 30 Aug 2013 00:54:03 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB Matt Leinart was 3 for 11 for 11 yards and was lifted after just five possessions in a 35-13 loss to the Detroit Lions on Thursday, Aug. 29.

Fantasy Tip: If you have not had your fantasy draft yet, the obvious is clear: Do not draft this guy. In fact, stay away from any Bills quarterbacks, at least until the status of E.J. Manuel and Kevin Kolb are clearer. Leinart is not the option and may not even have a job after this debacle.

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Bills | Matt Leinart signs

Sun, 25 Aug 2013 14:00:56 -0700

The Buffalo Bills signed free-agent QB Matt Leinart (Raiders) to an undisclosed deal.

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Jets | Will work out two QBs

Sun, 25 Aug 2013 08:21:33 -0700

The New York Jets are expected to work out free-agent QB Matt Leinart (Raiders) and QB John Beck (Texans).

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Bills | Will work out two QBs

Sat, 24 Aug 2013 18:10:01 -0700

The Buffalo Bills are scheduled to work out free-agent QBs Matt Leinart (Raiders) and John Beck (Texans).

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Seahawks | Not ready to sign QB

Mon, 08 Apr 2013 15:46:15 -0700

The Seattle Seahawks worked out free-agent QBs Tyler Thigpen (Bills), Seneca Wallace (Browns), Matt Leinart (Raiders) and Brady Quinn (Chiefs) Monday, April 8, but will take some time before signing one of them.

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Seahawks | Will meet with four QBs

Sun, 07 Apr 2013 11:14:56 -0700

The Seattle Seahawks are scheduled to meet with free-agent QBs Matt Leinart (Raiders), Brady Quinn (Chiefs), Seneca Wallace (Browns) and Tyler Thigpen (Bills). The meetings are expected to include workouts for each quarterback.

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Seahawks | Could show interest in two QBs

Sat, 06 Apr 2013 10:17:06 -0700

The Seattle Seahawks could show interest in free-agent QBs Brady Quinn (Chiefs) and Matt Leinart (Raiders) to be their backup quarterback.

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Seahawks | Matt Leinart could be option

Mon, 01 Apr 2013 10:20:52 -0700

The Seattle Seahawks could show interest in free-agent QB Matt Leinart (Raiders) to be their No. 2 quarterback.

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Buccaneers | Matt Leinart unlikely to be FA option

Sun, 03 Mar 2013 08:55:09 -0800

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers likely will not show interest in Oakland Raiders impending free-agent QB Matt Leinart when free agency begins because his lack of ideal arm strength probably would not fit well in the team's offensive system.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Tampa Tribune - Roy Cummings

Vikings | Looking for backup QB options

Mon, 21 Jan 2013 15:23:43 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings will be looking for quarterbacks to compete with QB Joe Webb to the backup position for QB Christian Ponder this offseason. Free-agent QBs Derek Anderson (Panthers), Matt Moore (Dolphins), David Carr (Giants), Matt Leinart (Raiders), Byron Leftwich (Steelers), Bruce Gradkowski (Bengals), Jason Campbell (Bears) and Rex Grossman (Redskins) are options.

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Raiders | Matt Leinart, Terrelle Pryor split reps

Wed, 26 Dec 2012 13:26:13 -0800

Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said QBs Matt Leinart and Terrelle Pryor evenly split reps during practice Wednesday, Dec. 26.

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Raiders | Two options to start at QB

Mon, 24 Dec 2012 13:36:19 -0800

Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said QB Matt Leinart and QB Terrelle Pryor will be considered to start Week 17 with QB Carson Palmer (ribs, lung) being injured.

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Raiders | Matt Leinart finishes up

Sun, 23 Dec 2012 17:47:50 -0800

Oakland Raiders QB Matt Leinart came on for an injured QB Carson Palmer (ribs) in the Week 16 game against the Carolina Panthers. Leinart completed 16 of his 32 passes for 115 yards and an interception in his most extensive game action since Nov. 29, 2009. Leinart said he is going to prepare for Week 17 as if he is the starter.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ANG Newspapers - Jerry McDonald

Raiders | Terrelle Pryor still not ready?

Sun, 23 Dec 2012 17:46:50 -0800

Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said Sunday, Dec. 23, that QB Terrelle Pryor is still not ready to be the team's primary option should their starter go down. "(Matt Leinart is) our backup quarterback," Allen said. "Terrelle's done a nice job. He's working extremely hard. We don't feel like he's ready to be the backup quarterback just yet."

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Raiders | Matt Leinart could see time

Fri, 14 Dec 2012 19:48:45 -0800

Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen indicated Friday, Dec. 14, that QB Matt Leinart could possibly see game action in the final three weeks, as the club evaluates every player on its 53-man roster.

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Raiders | Matt Leinart game-time decision Saturday

Thu, 23 Aug 2012 06:17:17 -0700

Oakland Raiders QB Matt Leinart (finger) is considered a game-time decision for the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 25. Leinart participated in some drills in practice Wednesday, Aug. 22, with his right index finger taped up.

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Raiders | Matt Leinart injury update

Sat, 18 Aug 2012 05:18:12 -0700

Oakland Raiders QB Matt Leinart's (finger) injury in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 17, was on his non-throwing hand, and he only needed stitches to repair the damage.

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Raiders | Matt Leinart leaves with finger injury

Fri, 17 Aug 2012 21:40:59 -0700

Oakland Raiders QB Matt Leinart (finger) left the preseason game Friday, Aug. 17, against the Arizona Cardinals due to a finger injury to his non-throwing hand.

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Raiders | Matt Leinart clearly No. 2 QB

Mon, 13 Aug 2012 08:14:48 -0700

Oakland Raiders QB Matt Leinart is far ahead of QB Terrelle Pryor on the depth chart as the team's backup quarterback. Leinart has been sharp in camp while Pryor has been inconsistent.

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Raiders | Matt Leinart has been sharp in camp

Wed, 08 Aug 2012 10:06:43 -0700

Oakland Raiders QB Matt Leinart is having an impressive training camp. His accuracy and ball placement have been stellar.

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Raiders | Terrelle Pryor, Mark Leinart sharing reps

Wed, 01 Aug 2012 22:50:38 -0700

Oakland Raiders QBs Terrelle Pryor and Matt Leinart are splitting second-team reps in practice.

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Raiders | Will have competition for No. 2 QB job

Thu, 03 May 2012 11:21:01 -0700

Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said QBs Matt Leinart and Terrelle Pryor will compete for the backup quarterback job during training carmp. The loser of the competition likely would be the No. 3 receiver.

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Raiders | Still have confidence in Terrelle Pryor

Thu, 03 May 2012 06:40:48 -0700

Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said the team remains confident in QB Terrelle Pryor becoming a pro quarterback despite the addition of QB Matt Leinart. "We're always going to try to make moves to do whatever we feel like is going to make this football team be better. And we've brought another quarterback in to compete," Allen said. "At the end of the day, just like anything else, we're going to have everybody compete and the best players are going to play and that's how we're going to stack the depth chart up." Allen added Pryor has all kinds of talent.

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Raiders | Matt Leinart signed

Wed, 02 May 2012 04:57:25 -0700

Updating a previous item, the Oakland Raiders have signed QB Matt Leinart to a one-year contract. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Raiders | To sign Matt Leinart

Tue, 01 May 2012 15:39:44 -0700

The Oakland Raiders plan to sign free-agent QB Matt Leinart (Texans), according to a league source. Leinart, not QB Terrelle Pryor, is expected to be the backup to QB Carson Palmer. Offensive coordinator Greg Knapp was Leinart's quarterbacks coach with the Houston Texans.

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Raiders | GM confirms Matt Leinart visit

Mon, 30 Apr 2012 06:45:08 -0700

Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said the team will hold a workout for free-agent QB Matt Leinart (Texans). However, McKenzie would not say a signing is imminent. "What we're doing, we're bringing in Matt Leinart for a tryout. Signing and all of that, that's secondary. But we're bringing him in for a tryout," McKenzie said.

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Raiders | Matt Leinart would be No. 2 QB

Sat, 28 Apr 2012 06:46:55 -0700

If the Oakland Raiders sign free-agent QB Matt Leinart (Texans), as expected, he will serve as the team's No. 2 quarterback. Most people around the league thought QB Terrelle Pryor had the inside track on the team's backup quarterback job. However, a new Raiders front office and coaching staff has targeted changes at the position, according to sources.

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Raiders | Matt Leinart to visit

Sat, 28 Apr 2012 06:44:15 -0700

Free-agent QB Matt Leinart (Texans) is scheduled to visit the Oakland Raiders next week, a trip during which he is likely to sign with the team, according to league sources.

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Raiders | Could show interest in Matt Leinart

Sun, 18 Mar 2012 14:03:45 -0700

The Oakland Raiders could show interest in free-agent QB Matt Leinart (Texans) because of his relationship with offensive coordinator Greg Knapp.

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Texans | Matt Leinart cut

Mon, 12 Mar 2012 18:34:34 -0700

The Houston Texans released QB Matt Leinart Monday, March 12.

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Texans | Two expected to compete for No. 2 QB job

Fri, 24 Feb 2012 10:16:06 -0800

Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said QBs Matt Leinart and T.J. Yates will compete for the No. 2 quarterback job during training camp.

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Texans | Surgery delayed for Matt Leinart

Fri, 02 Dec 2011 21:32:07 -0800

Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said Friday, Dec. 2, that the surgery for QB Matt Leinart (collarbone) has been moved from Thursday, Dec. 1, to Tuesday, Dec. 6, because the quarterback is battling an illness.

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Texans | Matt Leinart officially placed on IR

Wed, 30 Nov 2011 20:13:52 -0800

The Houston Texans officially announced the signing of free-agent QB Jake Delhomme (Browns) Wednesday, Nov. 30, as well as the announcement that QB Matt Leinart (collarbone) has been placed on the season-ending Injured Reserve list.

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Texans | Matt Leinart needs surgery

Mon, 28 Nov 2011 14:43:08 -0800

Houston Texans QB Matt Leinart (collarbone) will need to have season-ending surgery to fix a fractured collarbone. The surgery will take place within the next week. QB T.J. Yates will start versus the Atlanta Falcons in Week 13, with QB Kellen Clemens as the backup.

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Texans | Matt Leinart expected to miss season

Sun, 27 Nov 2011 13:43:35 -0800

Houston Texans QB Matt Leinart (collarbone) is expected to miss the rest of the season after suffering a broken collarbone in Week 12.

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Texans | Matt Leinart will not return

Sun, 27 Nov 2011 11:54:21 -0800

Updating a previous report, Houston Texans QB Matt Leinart (shoulder) will not return to the game Week 12 because of a left shoulder injury.

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Texans | Matt Leinart injured Week 12

Sun, 27 Nov 2011 11:08:53 -0800

Houston Texans QB Matt Leinart (shoulder) left the game early in Week 12 after suffering a left shoulder injury and went to the locker room. He was replaced by QB T.J. Yates.

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Texans | Matt Schaub has significant foot injury

Mon, 14 Nov 2011 13:53:38 -0800

Houston Texans QB Matt Schaub (foot) suffered a significant foot injury in Week 10 and will miss some playing time. Schaub will be wearing a walking boot this week and is scheduled to meet with a foot specialist in the next week. QB Matt Leinart will start in Week 12 in place of Schaub.

Fantasy Tip: Leinart is a backup option if you're desperate or in an extremely deep league, but only because of the quality of the options surrounding him in the offense. Expect Houston to rely more on the running game coming out of their bye week with rushers Arian Foster and Ben Tate. Derrick Ward won't see much work as the third fiddle, thus limiting his fantasy worth. Andre Johnson (hamstring) and Owen Daniels will see a drop in value with Leinart targeting them, but the return of Johnson and Leinart under center is likely to hurt Jacoby Jones the most.

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Texans | Eight probable

Fri, 21 Oct 2011 14:39:58 -0700

Houston Texans OG Mike Brisiel (shin), OT Duane Brown (knee), LB Brian Cushing (elbow), CB Johnathan Joseph (shoulder), QB Matt Leinart (thumb), S Danieal Manning (leg), LB DeMeco Ryans (hamstring) and LB Darryl Sharpton (back, groin) are listed as probable for Week 7. Brown, Cushing, Joseph, Leinart and Sharpton practiced in full Friday, Oct. 21.

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Texans | Matt Leinart gets reps in practice

Wed, 19 Oct 2011 22:13:38 -0700

Although QB Matt Leinart received more reps in practice Wednesday, Oct. 19, QB Matt Schaub (shoulder) is expected to start in Week 7. "We're giving Leinart a lot more work, especially on Wednesdays and Thursdays right now," head coach Gary Kubiak said. "(Schaub) is pushing through, and we just need to get him through a week where he's not getting beat up very much. But he worked today."

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Texans | Matt Leinart, T.J. Yates to split snaps

Wed, 31 Aug 2011 22:46:37 -0700

Houston Texans QBs Matt Leinart and T.J. Yates will split the snaps in the preseason finale Thursday, Sept. 1, against the Minnesota Vikings with QB Matt Schaub being rested.

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Texans | Matt Leinart to see bulk of action

Mon, 15 Aug 2011 16:25:05 -0700

Houston Texans QB Matt Leinart will see the bulk of snaps in the team's preseason game against the New York Jets Monday, Aug. 15.

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Texans | Matt Leinart agrees to terms

Wed, 27 Jul 2011 11:01:10 -0700

The Houston Texans have agreed to terms with free-agent QB Matt Leinart (Texans). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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Redskins | Interested in Matt Leinart

Wed, 27 Jul 2011 00:05:19 -0700

The Washington Redskins have entered the bidding war for free-agent QB Matt Leinart (Texans), who is also drawing interest from the Seattle Seahawks. Leinart, as reported, is currently weighing his options.

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Seahawks | Matt Leinart not signed

Tue, 26 Jul 2011 23:23:49 -0700

Contrary to previous reports, unrestricted free-agent QB Matt Leinart (Texans) tweeted that he has not signed with the Seattle Seahawks. "I am still weighing the options," Leinart said on his Twitter account.

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Seahawks | Battle at quarterback

Tue, 26 Jul 2011 22:46:31 -0700

Seattle Seahawks QBs Charlie Whitehurst and newly acquired Tarvaris Jackson are expected to be given the first shot at battling for the team's starting quarterback duties. Jackson has experience in the offense, as he played in the same while with the Minnesota Vikings. They may not be the long-term answer to the quarterback position, as Seattle could revisit their quarterback position after the offseason. Free-agent QB Matt Leinart (Texans) may also be part of the equation in 2011.

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Seahawks | Matt Leinart agrees to terms

Tue, 26 Jul 2011 16:27:34 -0700

The Seattle Seahawks have agreed to terms with free-agent QB Matt Leinart (Texans).

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Seahawks | No longer interested in Kevin Kolb

Tue, 26 Jul 2011 14:17:29 -0700

With the Seattle Seahawks bringing in QB Tarvaris Jackson, they are no longer interested in pursuing Philadelphia Eagles QB Kevin Kolb. The Seahawks are also expected to sign unrestricted free-agent QB Matt Leinart (Texans).

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