Dec 22, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub (8) passes against the Denver Broncos during the second half at Reliant Stadium. The Broncos won 37-13. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Oakland Raiders, Houston Texans in 'serious talks' for Matt Schaub

The Oakland Raiders are desperate to find a veteran quarterback.

They have been tied to former Philadelphia Eagles and Atlanta Falcons’ quarterback Michael Vick and former Minnesota Vikings and Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ quarterback Josh Freeman, who are free agents.

They’ve also been involved in trade rumors regarding New York Jets’ quarterback Mark Sanchez.

However, the name that continues to come up with the Raiders most often is Houston Texans’ quarterback Matt Schaub.

According to Garret Heinrich of CBS Houston, citing a source, the Raiders and Texans are in “serious talks” over a trade sending Schaub to Oakland.

SportsRadio 610 learned that the Texans are trying to make the deal and eventually want a quarterback that can step in an play right away in 2014, whether that is in the draft or in a trade.

The Texans are looking to ship out Matt Schaub and his $10.5 million in salary cap cost to the Raiders, who have $59.9 million in cap space, and free up more cap room for their own ability to grab someone else in free agency or via trade.

Last season, Schaub completed 219 of 358 passes for 2,310 yards with 10 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.

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