The two biggest news stories in the NFL this week come from the Eagles trading up in the draft and the Panthers rescinding the franchise tag from cornerback Josh Norman. However, neither of these moves are discussed below, as one was a draft pick only trade, and we’ll discuss Norman when he signs with a new team. One signing is discussed below and, as always, the rest of the transactions are down below with some of the more significant ones highlighted in red.
By releasing Hoyer, their starting quarterback for most of the 2015 season, the Texans continued their changes at the position.
Ever since the Texans signed Brock Osweiler to a $72 million contract, they had been expected to move on from the 30-year-old Hoyer.
He started nine regular season games and one postseason game for Houston last season.
In the regular season he threw for 2,606 yards, 19 touchdowns, seven interceptions and completed 60.7 percent of his passes. He had a quarterback rating of 91.4.
Hoyer’s performance in the Texans’ playoff loss to Kansas City was awful. He turned the ball over five times (four interceptions and one fumble) while completing only 44.1 percent of his passes in Houston’s 30-0 loss.
After the game, it was apparent the Texans needed an upgrade at the position to be a legitimate Super Bowl contender.
Prior to Houston, Hoyer was in Cleveland where he started 16 games in two seasons. (A torn ACL limited him to three games in 2013.)
He has already visited the New York Jets and Denver Broncos as a free agent.
The Arizona Cardinals cut RB Marion Grice.
The Arizona Cardinals cut RB Robert Hughes.
The Arizona Cardinals release DL Cory Redding.
The Atlanta Falcons re-sign G Chris Chester.
The Baltimore Ravens sign RB Trent Richardson.
The Buffalo Bills cut OT Tyson Chandler.
The Buffalo Bills cut CB Cam Thomas.
The Buffalo Bills waive LB Tony Steward.
The Cleveland Browns claim DE Jackson Jeffcoat off waivers.
The Cleveland Browns waive TE Chase Ford.
The Dallas Cowboys waive LB Ka’lial Glaud.
The Denver Broncos re-sign S Shiloh Keo.
The Denver Broncos sign S Brandian Ross.
The Denver Broncos re-sign RB Ronnie Hillman to a one-year contract.
Free agent DL Jason Hatcher announced his retirement from the NFL.
The Green Bay Packers re-sign OT Don Barclay.
The Green Bay Packers sign LB Lerentee McCray.
The Houston Texans release QB Brian Hoyer.
The Houston Texans cut QB B.J. Daniels.
The Indianapolis Colts sign OT Kevin Graf.
The Indianapolis Colts sign OT Mitchell Van Dyk.
Jacksonville Jaguars OT Tanner Hawkinson announced his retirement from the NFL.
The Jacksonville Jaguars cut S Sergio Brown.
The Los Angeles Rams re-sign K Greg Zuerlein.
The Los Angeles Rams re-sign RB Chase Reynolds.
The Miami Dolphins claim DT Chris Jones off waivers.
The New England Patriots release DT Chris Jones.
The New England Patriots release DT Ishmaa’ily Kitchen.
The New York Giants re-sign K Josh Brown to a two-year contract.
The New York Jets sign OT Luke Marquardt.
The Oakland Raiders re-sign LB Korey Toomer.
The Philadelphia Eagles sign P Ryan Quigley.
The Pittsburgh Steelers release CB Cortez Allen.
The Seattle Seahawks sign CB Brandon Browner.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers sign QB Dan LeFevour.
The Washington Redskins sign OL Cody Booth.