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Houston Texans Injury News: Brian Hoyer Ruled Out For Sunday's Game Against Jets; T.J. Yates Will Start At QB For Texans

The Texans won't have their starting QB against the Jets on Sunday, but the Jets will. Oh, and the Texans' best offensive player missed practice for the second day in a row as well.

No uniform for Hoyer on Sunday.
No uniform for Hoyer on Sunday.
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What was speculated has come to pass. The Houston Texans will be without their starting quarterback against the Jets on Sunday.

That means T.J. Yates will in fact make his first NFL start in nearly four (4) years, with newly acquired Brandon Weeden presumably serving as Yates' backup. Hopefully, Yates will be able to spot DeAndre Hopkins out wide when he lines up under center. Unfortunately, that's not a sure thing at the moment (though it's not worth freaking out about yet).

On other sideline, the New York Jets will have their starting quarterback ready to go.

There aren't many games where Jets fans should feel like they have a decided edge at QB, but Sunday should be one of them. React below.

UPDATE: Bill O'Brien declined to rule Hoyer out on Thursday afternoon.

UPDATE II: Both O'Brien and Hopkins are confident the wide receiver will be able to play on Sunday.

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