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Carr has cost Texans dearly

In agreeing to acquire promising but unproven backup Matt Schaub from Atlanta, the Texans finally agreed with the legion of naysayers in Houston who questioned whether David Carr would live up to his draft status, Len Pasquarelli writes.

Updated: March 21, 2007, 8:35 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

Just 13 months ago, then-rookie head coach Gary Kubiak signed off on the decision by Texans management to exercise a "buyback" clause in the contract of quarterback David Carr, essentially endorsing an $8 million bonus to extend for three more seasons the deal awarded the first player selected in the 2002 draft.

On Thursday, having determined Carr was no longer the Texans' quarterback of the present or future, Kubiak signed off entirely on the five-year veteran QB who is 22-53 as Houston's ...

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