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Former Raiders QB Matt Schaub generating interest from multiple teams, expected to sign this week

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Shortly after the Raiders added free agent Christian Ponder this offseason, Matt Schaub was released by the team. Now, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, interest in his services is ramping up.

The 11-year veteran quarterback is expected to sign with an NFL team this week. Schefter mentions three teams in particular who have shown interest -- the Jets, Ravens, and Falcons -- "amongst others".

It has been a couple seasons since Schaub was a viable option as a starting NFL quarterback. Last season with the Raiders, he showed he may not even be a viable backup option.

The Raiders acquired the former 2-time Pro Bowler via trade with the Texans, sending a seventh round pick to Houston. The Raiders re-worked his contract as part of the deal, but even still he made $8 million last season and lost his starting job in the preseason to rookie Derek Carr. Leaving Schaub's most useful contribution as a holder on field goal attempts.

Schaub got the ball four times last season. The first was a fake field goal which he bobbled and then threw an interception. The other three times were in the fourth quarter of a 52-0 blowout loss in St Louis. On those three possessions he fumbled, threw a pick six, and fumbled.

That was Schaub's Raiders career. Now another team will attempt to see if he has something left to offer.