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Matt Schaub | Quarterback | #8

Team: Atlanta Falcons
Age / DOB:  (35) / 6/25/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 245
College: Virginia
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 3 (90) / ATL
Contract: view contract details

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Falcons agreed to terms with QB Matt Schaub, formerly of the Ravens.
Going on 35, Schaub will back up Matt Ryan. He's reuniting with OC Kyle Shanahan, under whom he had two of the best years of his career in Houston. The Falcons will be in major trouble if Schaub sees any game action, but Ryan is among the most durable players in the league. Wed, Mar 9, 2016 04:40:00 PM

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Free agent Matt Schaub plans to continue his playing career in 2016.

Schaub attempted 80 passes for the Ravens in 2015, tossing more interceptions than touchdowns before injuries sent him to the bench. Going on 35, Schaub would be among the league's worst backups if he earned someone's No. 2 job for 2016.
Tue, Jan 12, 2016 02:42:00 PM

The Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec said Ravens coach John Harbaugh "has been noncommittal" on his starting quarterback.

Matt Schaub (chest, shoulder) is probable, but the pick-six machine was predictably mistake-prone in his two starts before the injuries. Jimmy Clausen was competent in a tough spot last week against the Seahawks and had a sliver of success with OC Marc Trestman in Chicago last season. Schaub is still the likely starter, but he may have a short leash.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 09:12:00 PM

Matt Schaub (chest, shoulder) is probable for Week 15 against the Chiefs.

He sat out last week's game with a chest injury. Schaub has looked dismal in his two starts this year, throwing pick-sixes in both games. Kansas City's defense should be in for a big week.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 04:09:00 PM

Matt Schaub (chest, shoulder) was upgraded to "full" in Thursday's practice.

Observers early in the session suggested Schaub didn't look 100 percent, but the "full" designation is a pretty clear indication he'll be under center against the Chiefs. Jimmy Clausen will have to stay loose on the bench in case Schaub is benched for injury, ineffectiveness, or both.
Thu, Dec 17, 2015 05:21:00 PM

Matt Schaub (chest, shoulder) practiced again on Thursday.

However, the Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec reported that Schaub didn't appear very comfortable. It's possible Jimmy Clausen has to make another start. Whoever is under center is irrelevant for the likes of Kamar Aiken.
Thu, Dec 17, 2015 01:45:00 PM

Matt Schaub (chest, shoulder) is practicing Wednesday.

It puts Schaub on track to start Sunday against the Chiefs. Jimmy Clausen and Ryan Mallett would be the backups. Chiefs D/ST is an elite fantasy play.
Wed, Dec 16, 2015 01:54:00 PM

ESPN's Ed Werder reports the Ravens are not putting Matt Schaub (chest, shoulder) on injured reserve, and there is "some hope" he can start this week.

There was speculation Schaub was done for the season after news the Ravens were signing Ryan Mallett came out Monday, but Werder reports Schaub's health was not the reason Mallett was signed. Schaub did not practice at all last week, and Jimmy Clausen avoided embarrassing himself against the Seahawks. Neither player is starting in the semifinals of the fantasy playoffs, and the value of Baltimore's "skill" players will not be changed by Schaub or Clausen getting the start. Still, Schaub's status will be updated throughout the week.
Tue, Dec 15, 2015 09:19:00 AM

Coach John Harbaugh said Monday that Matt Schaub (chest, shoulder) will be the Ravens' starting quarterback "if he's close to 100 percent."

The specifics on Schaub's injuries are still not disclosed, but they were enough to keep him out of Sunday's blowout loss to Seattle. If we were betting, our wager would be on Jimmy Clausen making another start versus Kansas City.
Mon, Dec 14, 2015 04:23:00 PM

The Baltimore Sun confirms Matt Schaub (questionable, chest) isn’t expected to play Sunday.

Schaub is on the doubtful side of questionable after not practicing all week. Jimmy Clausen remains on track to start against Seattle.
Sat, Dec 12, 2015 09:10:00 PM

Matt Schaub (chest, shoulder) is questionable for Week 14 against the Seahawks.

He didn't practice all week and appears to be headed for a game-time decision. Jimmy Clausen would start at quarterback if Schaub can't get cleared. Clausen was useless when he played against Seattle in Week 3 (9-for-17 for 63 yards).
Fri, Dec 11, 2015 04:35:00 PM

Matt Schaub (chest, shoulder) missed practice again Friday.

Schaub hasn't practiced at all this week. According to ESPN Ravens reporter Jeff Zrebiec, there's "increasing likelihood" that Jimmy Clausen will make the start against the Seahawks. It's not a significant downgrade, but the Seahawks D/ST unit would become even more attractive Sunday.
Fri, Dec 11, 2015 12:00:00 PM

Matt Schaub (chest, shoulder) remained sidelined Thursday.

We're inching closer to Jimmy Clausen's second 2015 start against the Seattle Seahawks. Schaub will have to get in at least a limited session on Friday to have any shot at suiting up.
Thu, Dec 10, 2015 01:48:00 PM

Matt Schaub (chest, shoulder) expects to play Sunday.

Schaub said his missed practice on Wednesday was a coaches' decision. His injury shouldn't keep him out of Sunday’s game. Schaub is averaging 207 yards with a 3:4 TD/INT ratio in two starts.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 07:51:00 PM

Matt Schaub (knee, concussion, shoulder) did not practice Wednesday.

Jimmy Clausen took all the first-team reps and would be in line to start if Schaub can't go against Seattle. Schaub took shots to the head, shoulder, and knee Week 13 against the Dolphins and went through the league's concussion protocol. Coach John Harbaugh said it will be a pain tolerance type thing with Schaub. Whoever starts, the Seahawks D/ST should feast.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 01:51:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Matt Ryan
2Matt Schaub
RB1Devonta Freeman
2Tevin Coleman
3Terron Ward
GLB1Devonta Freeman
2Tevin Coleman
3RB1Devonta Freeman
2Tevin Coleman
FB1Patrick DiMarco
WR11Julio Jones
2Justin Hardy
3Taylor Gabriel
WR21Mohamed Sanu
2Aldrick Robinson
3Eric Weems
4Anthony Dable
WR31Justin Hardy
TE1Levine Toilolo
2Austin Hooper
3Josh Perkins
LT1Jake Matthews
2Tom Compton
LG1Andy Levitre
2Wes Schweitzer
C1Alex Mack
RG1Chris Chester
2Ben Garland
RT1Ryan Schraeder
K1Matt Bryant