Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub isn’t very ready to talk football.
Schaub and his wife, Laurie, presented a 200,000 examine to the Texas Children’s Hospital on Monday, a donation by means of the couple’s Gr8 Hope Foundation. Schaub wears No. 8. Last year, the couple raised 108,000 for a playroom at the hospital’s campus west of Houston and this year’s donation is earmarked for the hospital’s child life development system.
The Schaubs, who launched the foundation final year, have 3 daughters – a 2-year-old and 1-year-old twins.
Schaub is due to make about 7.15 million this year, the final of his existing contract. Schaub stated he and his wife plan to make assisting the hospital a extended-term priority, regardless of where he’s playing in future years.
”It’s something that Laurie and I didn’t want to put with each other just for a flash in the pan, a 1- or two-year thing,” Schaub stated. ”We wanted to do this as extended as we can, as extended as we’re right here in Houston, wherever we are after that. It’s very critical for us to be right here, since we’ve developed such a wonderful partnership with the individuals right here. It’s critical for us to maintain this thing going as extended as we can.”
Schaub stated he’ll answer certain concerns about his injured right foot and his contract at the start of training camp at the finish of next week. After throwing for far more than 4,000 yards in 2009 and ’10, Schaub fractured the Lisfranc joint in his right foot in Week ten final season.
”My foot is undertaking wonderful,” Schaub stated. ”We’ll touch on that as we get going right here at camp next week. Every thing feels great and ready to go.”
T.J. Yates, a fifth-round draft pick, will enter training camp as Schaub’s backup after guiding Houston by means of the final six games of the standard season and two playoff games.
Later Monday, linebacker Darryl Sharpton says he’s still recovering from a torn right quadriceps that forced him to miss the whole second half of final season.
”I’ve type of transitioned from the training room to the weight room,” stated Sharpton, who produced 12 tackles in eight games. ”I’m certainly gotten more than that hump, I’m feeling great and I’m pretty much there, ready to go.”
A fourth-round draft pick in 2010, Sharpton is expected to see far more playing time this season after the Texans traded DeMeco Ryans to Philadelphia. Sharpton, speaking for the duration of a break at the Texans’ annual youth football camp, says he expects to be ready when Houston opens training camp on July 27.
”I’ve been running around, cutting, and undertaking pretty much every thing complete-speed,” Sharpton stated. ”There’s nothing like truly going out there and running into the ‘A’ gap and blowing up a fullback. There is no type of preparation you can do for that, so I’ve just got to go out there and test it.”