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Matt Leinart (9) runs drills with quarterbacks Matt Schaub (8) and Dan Orlovsky (7) during his first practice  with the Houston Texans Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010 in Houston. The 2004 Heisman Trophy winner was cut by Arizona on Saturday after three disappointing seasons. He will be the third-string quarterback when the Texans open their season against Indianapolis. Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010 in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)
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Matt Leinart (9) runs drills with quarterbacks Matt Schaub (8) and Dan Orlovsky (7) during his first practice with the Houston Texans Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010 in Houston. The 2004 Heisman Trophy winner was cut by Arizona on Saturday after three disappointing seasons. He will be the third-string quarterback when the Texans open their season against Indianapolis. Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010 in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

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