Rex Grossman is on the verge of signing a contract and it isn't to play in the United Football League.
Agent Drew Rosenhaus announced on his Twitter account that Grossman will visit the Houston Texans tonight. Provided he passes a physical--there's no reason to believe he will not--Grossman is expected to sign a one-year contract on Friday.
It's been a long process for the Bears' former first-round draft pick. He watched as less experienced quarterbacks were scooped up on the free-agent market, including Dan Orlovsky, who went from Detroit to Houston earlier this offseason. Grossman and Orlovsky will be behind starter Matt Schaub along with Alex Brink.
League sources have said that Rosenhaus has been shopping Grossman for the league minimum since before the draft. The Houston Chronicle reports Grossman's deal will indeed be for the minimum,
$745,000$620,000. Grossman fired agent Eugene Parker early in the offseason and tried to get on with another high-profile agency before landing with Rosenhaus.
Grossman started one game last season for the Bears, two years removed from being the starter in Super Bowl XLI. His arrival in Houston will coincide with a three-day minicamp that begins Monday.