August 24, 2015 - Aaron Wilson
Texans name Brian Hoyer the starter
The Houston Texans are starting Brian Hoyer at quarterback ahead of Ryan Mallett, according to The Houston Chronicle, which cited league sources.
Hoyer beat out Mallett based on superior consistency and less interceptions in practice.
Hoyer completed 7 of 11 passes for 52 yards and two sacks.
Mallett completed 5 of 7 passes for 23 yards.
Neither quarterback led a scoring drive.
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Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle.