The Houston Texans will start their fourth quarterback of the season as Brian Hoyer was not cleared under the NFL concussion testing protocol in time to play the Titans tomorrow, per a source reported by the Houston Chronicle's Aaron Wilson.
Brian Hoyer not cleared yet under NFL concussion protocol, per a source, and is out for Sunday. Brandon Weeden starting, B.J. Daniels backup— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) December 26, 2015
Hoyer suffered his second concussion in less than a month two weeks ago against the New England Patriots; it's the fifth known concussion of his career. He is also dealing with neck and wrist injuries following the Patriots game.
Hoyer practiced lightly this past week but had yet to be medically cleared for a full return.
With Hoyer out and T.J. Yates suffering a torn ACL in Indianapolis, the Texans will turn to former Oklahoma State and Cowboys quarterback Brandon Weeden. The Texans claimed Weeden off waivers from the Cowboys on Nov. 18, 2015 following Hoyer's first concussion of the year.
Weeden completed 11-of-18 passes for 105 yards and one touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts in relief of Yates, helping lead Houston to a win by a final score of 16-10.
Prior to coming to Houston, Weeden started in place of Tony Romo for three games this year, completing 70% of his passes (64-91) for 665 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. Weeden was eventually benched after the Cowboys acquired Matt Cassel.
Freshly signed off the Seahawks practice squad earlier this week, B.J. Daniels will be the Texans backup tomorrow against the Titans.
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