With Osweiler Signed, Houston Texans Cut QB Brian Hoyer
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans have cut quarterback Brian Hoyer.
The Texans announced the move Tuesday, little more than a month after signing Brock Osweiler to a four-year, $72 million contract. Houston also released quarterback B.J. Daniels.
Hoyer signed a two-year contract before last season, but his five-turnover debacle in a 30-0 playoff loss to Kansas City suggested his days in Houston were numbered.
Hoyer was benched in the season opener and the Texans started Ryan Mallett for four games. But he won just one of those games and soon Hoyer was starting again and Mallett was released after missing a team flight. The Texans had to start both T.J. Yates and Brandon Weeden late in the season when Hoyer missed three games because of two concussions in less than a month.
Osweiler agreed to leave the Broncos when free agency began despite being the presumed replacement for the retired Peyton Manning.