Texans sign QB Jeff Garcia

Texans sign QB Jeff Garcia

Credit: AP

The Omaha Nighthawks quarterback Jeff Garcia throws during warmups before the game against the Hartford Colonials in Omaha, Neb., Friday, Sept. 24, 2010. With a roster full of NFL veterans such as Jeff Garcia and Ahman Green and an intriguing prospect named Maurice Clarett, the expansion Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League have sold out their opener at 24,000-seat Rosenblatt Stadium. The UFL is beginning its second season as a place to land for aging veterans and borderline NFL players looking for another chance in the big time. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

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by khou.com staff

khou.com

Posted on December 6, 2011 at 6:21 PM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 7 at 3:44 PM

HOUSTON -- Jeff Garcia has signed with the Houston Texans on Wednesday, and will be their No. 3 quarterback behind rookie T.J. Yates and Jake Delhomme.

The 41-year-old Garcia had individual workouts in Houston following injuries to both Matt Schaub and Matt Leinart. Houston signed Delhomme last week to back up Yates, who completed 12 of 25 passes for 188 yards and a touchdown in a 17-10 win over Atlanta.

Houston (9-3) plays at Cincinnati (7-5) on Sunday, and can clinch the AFC South with a victory and a Tennessee loss.

The Texans also signed punter Matt Turk, who played for them from 2007-10. The 43-year-old Turk replaces Brett Hartmann, who was placed on injured reserve after tearing a left knee ligament Sunday. Turk was cut by Jacksonville in October.

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