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2016 NFL Free Agency Tracker: Houston Texans Re-Sign Brandon Weeden

One more nail in the coffin for Brian Hoyer.

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Texans have signed backup quarterback Brandon Weeden, per the Houston Chronicle's John McClain.

Weeden, 32, was claimed off waivers by the Texans from the Dallas Cowboys on Nov. 18, 2015. He was brought in after starting quarterback Brian Hoyer suffered a concussion against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Weeden appeared in two games for the Texans, including one start. He entered the game in the second half on Dec. 20 against the Indianapolis Colts, leading the Texans to their first win in Indianapolis. He completed 11 of 18 passes for 105 yards and one touchdown in relief of Hoyer that day. In a start on Dec. 27 against the Tennessee Titans, Weeden passed for 200 yards, two touchdowns, and rushed for another touchdown. The Texans won both games.

As a Texan, Weeden completed 61.9% of his passes for 305 yards, three touchdowns, and zero interceptions. Over his career, he has completed 559 of 965 passes for 6,492 yards, 31 touchdowns, and 30 interceptions in 34 games (25 starts).

The re-signing of Weeden is another clear sign that Brian Hoyer will not be on the roster at the start of the 2016 season -- even as a backup option.


Details of Weeden's new contract have been announced.