Brian Hoyer reportedly is expected to sign a deal with the Texans

By SI Wire
March 09, 2015

Free-agent quarterback Brian Hoyer is expected to sign a deal with the Houston Texans, according to multiple media reports.

NFL.com’s Albert Breer reports that the deal will be signed tomorrow at the start of the new league year.

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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 NFL.com'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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