It's official: Leinart out for the season

Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak made it official with Matt Leinart, saying the quarterback will undergo season-ending surgery due to a broken collarbone.

Kubiak said the Texans will sink or swim for now with rookie T.J. Yates, according to the Houston Chronicle. Kellen Clemens, signed last week, will back up and the Texans are looking for a third-string quarterback, perhaps from among those they worked out last week such as Brodie Croyle and Jeff Garcia.

“We will bring another guy in,” Kubiak said. “We’ve got some options. I don’t know who that’s going to be right now. I’m not ruling out anyone or confirming anyone. We’re looking for experience, somebody who’s been in a few rodeos. I have to stay focused on T.J. and Atlanta. It’s T.J.’s job. It’s his opportunity.”

Asked about Brett Favre, even though GM Rick Smith said he did not want to "bring the circus to town," Kubiak did not completely rule it out, saying, "I don't think you rule out anybody."

Stay tuned, this could get even more interesting, especially with two of the toughest games remaining on the Texans schedule coming back to back this week vs. Atlanta and next week at Cincinnati.

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Terry McCormick covers the Titans for TitanInsider.com

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