Grossman poised to compete for Texans’ No. 2 QB job

With QB Rex Grossman heading for Houston, he will now have to compete for the No.2 QB spot against Dan Orlovsky. (Jonathan Ferry / Getty Images)

Rex Grossman (above) is headed for Houston, where he likely will compete against Dan Orlovsky for the Texans' No. 2 QB job. (Jonathan Ferry / Getty Images)

Three seasons after starting the Super Bowl for the Chicago Bears, Rex Grossman looks as if he will compete for the No. 2 quarterback job in Houston.

Grossman is taking a physical with the Texans on Thursday afternoon, and his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said he expects to finalize a one-year deal tonight. Rosenhaus first reported the development on his Twitter page and later confirmed the progress in a text message.

Grossman wasn’t re-signed by the Bears after a 2008 season in which Kyle Orton replaced him as the starter. Grossman, a six-year NFL veteran with 33 touchdown passes and 35 interceptions in his career, would compete with former Detroit Lions QB Dan Orlovsky to serve as Matt Schaub‘s backup with the Texans.

Grossman had weighed opportunities to sign as a No. 3 QB, but he wanted to position himself somewhere he could receive playing time should a starter be hurt. Schaub has missed five games in each of his two seasons as a starter with Houston, and former Texans backup Sage Rosenfels, who started when Schaub was injured, was traded to the Minnesota Vikings this offseason.

Steve Wyche

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