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Texans & QB Brian Hoyer Likely “Headed For A Divorce”

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Texans and QB Brian Hoyer appear to be headed for a divorce, as both parties believe it would best for everyone involved to have a fresh start.

Rapoport adds that Hoyer is available for trade right now, but with the implication being that they’re willing to release him if necesary, it seems unlikely that anyone will be willing to part with draft compensation for him.

Last we heard regarding Hoyer, Mark Maske of the Washington Post reported that the Texans are willing to trade Hoyer for a “very modest price,” and added that the Jets and 49ers could be possibilities depending on what happens with Colin Kaepernick and Ryan Fitzpatrick.

Houston signed Brock Osweiler to a big-money deal at the start of free agency, so all indications have been that Hoyer was likely done with the Texans.

Hoyer, 30, signed a two-year, $10.5 million contract that included $4.75 million guaranteed with the Texans last year. He’ll make a base salary of $5.25 million in 2016.

In 2015, Hoyer appeared in 11 games and accumulated 2,606 passing yards, 19 touchdowns, one interception and completed 60.7 percent of his passes. Pro Football Focus rated Hoyer as the No. 31 quarterback out of 38 qualifying players.

We’ll have more regarding a potential Hoyer and the Texans as the news is available.