The Houston Texans have released quarterback Brian Hoyer prior to the start off-season workouts starting on Monday. Hoyer was signed to the Texans prior to the start of the 2014 season. Releasing Hoyer will save the Texans around $5.015 million towards the 2016 salary cap. Hoyer signed a two-year deal worth $10.5 million with $4.75 million guaranteed. Hoyer had zero guaranteed money left on his deal.
With the signings of Brock Osweiler and Brandon Weeden, Hoyer’s days were numbered in Houston. There was discussion of trading Hoyer, but with the off-season program approaching and no deal materializing, the Texans opted to release the veteran quarterback.
In 2015, Hoyer completed 60.7% of his passes for 2,606 yards 19 touchdowns and 7 interceptions. With the release of Hoyer, the Texans have Osweiler, Weeden and Tom Savage as their three quarterbacks heading to the off-season.