Seattle Seahawks Will Not Sign Matt Leinart But Houston Shows Interest

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Seattle Seahawks Will Not Sign Matt Leinart But Houston Shows Interest
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Matt Leinart was released by the Arizona Cardinals on September 4.

Source have reported that Matt Leinart will not be signed by the Seattle Seahawks and his coach at USC, Pete Carroll. 

This is certainly very interesting news. The Seahawks seemed to be one of the teams that would be interested in signing Leinart, who was cut yesterday by the team that drafted him, the Arizona Cardinals. The Seahawks appear to be satisfied with their quarterback situation with the veteran Matt Hasselback and the young Charlie Whitehurst, who Seattle swapped second round picks and gave San Diego a third round pick in next year's draft as well as signing him to a 2 year $10 million contract. 

The Seahawks also already have quite a bit of money tied up into Hasselback and Whitehurst as well and they also feel that Whitehurst is their quarterback of the future, despite Whitehurst showing inconsistency this preseason and the Seahawks brass do not want to complicate that situation by bringing in another young quarterback who could compete with Whitehurst to be their QB of the future. And quite frankly I can't blame them.

As it seems that Leinart will not be pursued by the Seahawks, could he end up in Houston?

The Houston Chronicle reported today that the Texans could possibly sign the former Heisman Trophy winner. The Texans only have Matt Schaub and Dan Orlovsky on their roster at quarterback as fellow USC alum John David Booty was cut yesterday by the team. Orlovsky has not been very good in the limited playing opportunities he has had in the NFL and Leinart would be an upgrade at the backup position. And plus he would not be thrust into a starting spot unless injury hits Schaub and he could sit and learn from one of the better quarterbacks in the NFL.  

However, I still believe the best fit for Leinart is in Buffalo, where he would be the starter. The Bills should be seriously looking at Leinart because any team looking to have a starting quarterback that is named Trent Edwards, Ryan Fitzpatrick or Brian Brohm is in serious need of an upgrade, which Leinart would be. 

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