Former New York Jets quarterback Kellen Clemens has signed with the Houston Texans to be a backup for Matt Leinart. The Texans have placed injured starter Matt Schaub on injured reserve. Schaub will undergo season-ending foot surgery.
Clemens was a second-round pick of the Jets in 2006, but started only nine games in five seasons with the team. Eight of those starts came in 2007, when he went 3-5 as a starter, completing 52 percent of his passes and compiling a 60.9 passer rating.
Clemens lost any chance to be the Jets quarterback of the future in 2009 when the Jets drafted current starter Mark Sanchez in the first round. He was relegated to the No. 3 role last season when the Jets signed veteran Mark Brunell to back up and mentor Sanchez. Clemens appeared in only one game in 2010, completing one-of-two passes.
For his career Clemens has completed 147 of 284 passes (51.8 percent) with five touchdowns, 11 interceptions and a passer rating of 59.7.