Brandon Weeden completed 15 of 24 passes with two touchdown throws
and no interceptions in the Texans' 34-6 victory over the Tennessee
Titans on Sunday, but Hoyer will be back in the starting lineup if
things progress as expected.
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Indianapolis placed quarterback Charlie Whitehurst on injured
reserve with a pulled hamstring, meaning the Colts will likely turn
to their number four QB for Sunday's game against Tennessee.
Whitehurst was in line to start, because Matt Hasselbeck suffered a
shoulder injury in last Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins.
Andrew Luck is still recovering from a lacerated kidney and a
partially torn abdominal muscle he sustained on Nov. 10.
That leaves Stephen Morris as the lone healthy quarterback. He was
signed off the Philadelphia Eagles' practice squad last week and has
never appeared in an NFL game.
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Oakland Raiders fullback Marcel Reece has been suspended four games
without pay for violating the league's policy on
performance-enhancing substances, the NFL announced.
Reese will miss Oakland's final regular-season contest and the first
three games of the 2016 season. He was named to the Pro Bowl but is
no longer eligible to participate in the game.
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Six wins likely will not be enough for Tom Coughlin to save his job
with the New York Giants.
Quarterback Eli Manning said on a conference call Monday that he was
concerned this could be the end for Coughlin.
"I wanted to do my job and do my job well and get into the playoffs
and have a big season so he could continue being the head coach,
because I have such respect for him and he's the only coach I've had
in the NFL," Manning said.
"In that sense, I feel disappointed that I wasn't able to play at a
better level for him."
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady defended coach Bill
Belichick's decision to kick off at the start of overtime in
Sunday's 26-20 loss to the New York Jets.
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Although the move backfired on the team, Brady pointed out that the
offense had not played well against the Jets.
"I think when Coach makes decisions like that, he takes everything
into consideration, everything that's happened over the course of
the afternoon. He obviously did what he thought was best to help the
team win," Brady said on WEEI radio in Boston.
"As far as an offense goes, I said after the game, it wasn't like we
were really tracking the ball up and down the field. It's hard to
inspire your coach when you don't do much offensively all day."
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The Patriots released running back Joey Iosefa, the club announced.
Iosefa, 24, played in two games for the Patriots and had 51 yards on
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The wife of Miami Dolphins cornerback Brent Grimes went on a Twitter
rant against quarterback Ryan Tannehill and others after Sunday's
18-12 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.
Miko Grimes, the wife of Grimes, said on Twitter: "I knew this qb
stunk the minute we signed to this team but I tried to keep quiet so
I didn't discourage bae from believing in his team.
Of Tannehill, she tweeted: "I should've known we were gonna lose
when I heard we didn't complete a single pass in two minute drills
this week against the practice squad defense. My Column: how many
people does Ryan Tannehill have to get fired before you realize he's
Her Twitter account was suspended later in the day.
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