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Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Orlovsky back to No. 2 for Texans

By Paul Kuharsky
ESPN.com

After a year as a well paid No. 3, it looks like it’s time for Dan Orlovsky to prove he’s capable of stepping in for Matt Schaub.

Adam Schefter reports that last year’s Texans No. 2 quarterback, unrestricted free agent Rex Grossman,  has reunited with offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan in Washington.

That means Orlovsky is the backup unless the Texans make a move. Chris Simms would seem a possibility if they wanted a third quarterback with some experience. But Orlovsky got three years at $8.5 million last year in a deal that had second- and third-tier quarterbacks around the country doing cartwheels.

It’s time for him to give the team the confidence he was worth it.

Schaub did well to stay healthy last year, and need to do so again. He probably has graduated to the ranks of irreplaceable.