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Will Grossman be behind Schaub, Orlovsky?

6/11/2009

Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky
ESPN.com senior writer John Clayton just pointed me to this Tweet from Drew Rosenhaus:

Rex Grossman will be visiting the Houston Texans tonight. He will be taking a physcial and we anticipate agreeing to terms on a 1 year deal.

Considering how much the Texans paid for Dan Orlovsky, their choice to succeed Sage Rosenfels as Matt Schaub's backup, it will be tough for Grossman to wrestle the No. 2 job away.

Orlovsky got a three-year deal worth $8.5 million, which drove up the price for other No. 2 quarterbacks such as Chris Simms in Denver.

So I'd expect Grossman to be a third quarterback looking to impress the Texans enough to stick and be able to take on a bigger role if Schaub or Orlovsky gets hurt. Or Grossman could build his résumé for a chance elsewhere after camp.

Grossman does have one thing Schaub and Orlovsky do not -- a Super Bowl appearance.