The Houston Texans have signed veteran quarterback Jake Delhomme out of retirement, Rick Smith, Delhomme’s agent, announced on Twitter.
After losing both Matt Schaub and Matt Leinart to season-ending injuries, the 36-year-old Delhomme worked out alongside 41-year-old Jeff Garcia for a spot as the veteran quarterback on a Texans roster that has 2011 fifth-round pick T.J. Yates as the starter and newly-signed Kellen Clemens as the No. 2 quarterback.
“We’ve got a young quarterback and a backup who’s been here for four days,” head coach Gary Kubiak said on Monday. “So we’ve got to find some experience, somebody who’s been in a few rodeos, and make sure we’re preparing for down the road.”
Delhomme has completed nearly 60 percent of 2,904 pass attempts for for 20,764 yards with 125 touchdowns and 101 interceptions during his 10-year career with the New Orleans Saints, Carolina Panthers and Cleveland Browns, where he started four games in 2010.
Playoff record: The 2005 Pro Bowl selection has a career 5-3 record as a starting quarterback in the Playoffs.
His Playoff stats: 130-226 (57.5%), 1,847 yards, 12 touchdowns and 10 interceptions, with a QB rating of 75.9.
Last Playoff start: 17-34 for 205 yards, one touchdown and five interceptions in a 33-13 loss to Arizona.