Report: Brian Hoyer expected to sign with Texans

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Report: Brian Hoyer, Ryan Mallet expected to sign with Texans
Monday March 9th, 2015

Free-agent quarterback Brian Hoyer is expected to sign a deal with the Houston Texans, according to multiple media reports.’s Albert Breer reports that the deal will be signed tomorrow at the start of the new league year.


ESPN's Rich Cimini reports that Hoyer is still having ongoing talks with the New York Jets despite leaning toward Cleveland. 

The Texans have also re-signed quarterback Ryan Mallett, according to's Ian Rapoport. Mallett started two games for Houston last season. 

Hoyer, 29, went 7-6 in his 13 starts with the Cleveland Browns last season, and lost his starting job to rookie Johnny Manziel. He returned to the lineup after Manziel went on injured reserve with a hamstring injury.

Hoyer completed 55 percent of his passes for 3,326 yards with 12 touchdowns and 13 interceptions last season. The Browns finished 7-9 and lost their last five games.

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The Texans still have 32-year-old quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, who will be in the final season of his contract, on the roster.

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