Hoyer started nine games last season but no longer was in the
team's plans after the offseason signing of Brock Osweiler to a
four-year $72 million contract.
Hoyer, 30, passed for 2,606 yards and a career-best 19
touchdowns against seven interceptions in 11 games last season.
But he disintegrated during a 30-0 playoff loss to the Kansas
City Chiefs when he threw four interceptions and lost a fumble.
The Texans attempted to trade Hoyer but couldn't find an
interested party. The Denver Broncos and New York Jets might
have interest in his services now that he will be a free agent.
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The Los Angeles Rams, now with the No. 1 pick, plan to meet with
Cal quarterback Jared Goff and North Dakota State quarterback
Carson Wentz ahead of this month's NFL Draft.
The Rams acquired the No. 1 overall selection from the Tennessee
Titans in a blockbuster trade Thursday.
A league source told ESPN that the Rams still are leaning toward
using the pick on Goff but want to meet with both quarterbacks
before making a choice.
The Rams have less than two weeks to make their decision as the
draft gets underway on April 28.
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The Seattle Seahawks reportedly will reacquire a key member of
the secondary that helped them win the Super Bowl following the
Free-agent cornerback Brandon Browner will sign with the team on
Monday, NFL.com reported Sunday.
Browner played three seasons with Seattle from 2011 through 2013
and was named to the Pro Bowl in 2011. He started 36 games over
those three seasons and was part of the Seahawks' strong pass
defense in those seasons.
He left Seattle and signed with the New England Patriots prior
to the 2014 season, and he played for the New Orleans Saints in
2015. (Editing by Andrew Both)
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