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Well, pretty much every major news source is reporting that the Houston Texans will acquire QB Matt Schaub from the Atlanta Falcons.  In exchange, not only will the teams flip-flop picks in the first round of this year's draft (moving Atlanta up to 8 and Houston down to 10), but the Falcons will also receive Houston's second-round pick this year, and their second-round pick in 2008.

In a related story, a man wearing a ski mask and a Falcons sweatshirt was seen leaving the Texans' offices carrying a large brown bag with a green dollar sign on the side and cackling in an evil manner.

Honestly, that seems to be a lot to give up for a guy with a career QB rating of 69.2.  Thank goodness it wasn't us.

The bigger question, as it pertains to the Vikings, is what do the Texans do with David Carr?  To be honest, he might be someone worth giving up a second-day pick for.  From the Texans games I've seen. . .and I'll admit that my exposure to them has been limited. . .but I've never thought that Carr was the biggest problem with that offense.  I thought it had more to do with the fact that their O-line has been horrible since they came into existence.  Maybe I'm wrong on that.

I do think Carr might be worth a shot, though.  He's still relatively young, he's got a little mobility and he's got a good arm.  The problem is that he might be a bit shellshocked from getting his butt handed to him in Houston for all these years.

Hey, at least something's happening that might affect the Vikings in some way.  Huzzah!