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Houston Texans and Brian Hoyer Are Set To Part Ways

The Houston Texans have been working to move Brian Hoyer and now it is clear that he will not be with the team in 2016.

The Houston Texans will continue with their plan to reshuffle the quarterback depth chart for the third consecutive season. The Texans have been working since season’s end and have been unwilling to commit to keeping Brian Hoyer on the roster for the 2016 season. As the NFL draft approaches, the organization's focus is becoming clearer. The Texans and Hoyer will part ways and, according to’s Ian Rapport, the two are “headed for a divorce.” 

The final outcome should not be a surprise but, more importantly, that the news has been leaked to information pipelines is a clear indicator. The team is telling the rest of the NFL that Hoyer is available. Hoyer has been available since the Texans sunk free agent money into Brock Osweiler but now, the clock is ticking. Hoyer made it clear shortly after the Texans made the move for Osweiler, he wanted to stay with the Texans. With one year left on his contract and a track record of playing decent football, Hoyer will have value for a team looking to solidify their depth chart. If the Texans can trade Ryan Fitzpatrick, T.J. Yates, and Case Keenum for assets, Hoyer should be able to get something in return. The Texans look to be ready to move on with third-year quarterback Tom Savage as the most likely option at backup quarterback, leaving the door open for them to add another quarterback in the 2016 NFL Draft. 

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