Of course, Hoyer also lost his starting gig with Cleveland due to a brutal stretch of play in the season's second half. Hoyer is who he is -- a sound No. 2 who can step into the lineup in a pinch. The Texans want Mallett to grow into a legitimate starter. In Hoyer, they have a legitimate backup.
Jets HC Robert Saleh ignoring past losses to Patriots ahead of meeting with division rival
After two weeks, the Jets are 1-1. They're missing their All-Pro quarterback, but not their hopes of chasing a title. Up next: the Patriots, winners of 14 straight in the AFC East rivalry.
Falcons WR Drake London on team's mindset after 2-0 start: 'Burn the boats'
Given a couple of days to bask in the glow of their efforts and an opportunity to remark on Atlanta's comeback win over Green Bay, receiver Drake London was blunt: Don't count out the Falcons.
NFL news roundup: Latest league updates from Thursday, Sept. 21
NFL.com keeps you up to date with all of the latest league news from around the NFL. Visit NFL.com's transaction hub for a daily breakdown.
Rams trading running back Cam Akers to Vikings
Los Angeles is sending Akers to Minnesota via trade, NFL Network Insider Tom Pelissero reported Wednesday, per sources. The Rams and Vikings will swap 2026 late-round picks as part of the deal, per Pelissero.
Bears QB Justin Fields clarifies 'robotic' comments: 'I'm not blaming anything on the coaches'
Justin Fields held a second media session on Wednesday, clarifying the earlier comments he made regarding his subpar play and how it relates to how he's being coached.
2023 NFL season: Four things to watch for in Giants-49ers on Prime Video
NFL.com's Eric Edholm breaks down four things to watch for when the New York Giants visit the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday night.
Raiders place Chandler Jones on non-football illness list due to personal matter
Las Vegas Raiders pass rusher Chandler Jones has been placed on the team's non-football illness list and will be out indefinitely as he deals with a personal issue, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported on Wednesday.
Week 3 injury report for 2023 NFL season
NFL.com keeps you up to date with each player's injury designation for Week 3 of the 2023 season.
Giants rule out RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) for 'Thursday Night Football' vs. 49ers
The New York Giants have officially ruled out running back Saquon Barkley (ankle) for Thursday night's game against the San Francisco 49ers.
Bears QB Justin Fields says coaching could be reason he's playing 'robotic'
Bears quarterback Justin Fields on Wednesday described his performance in Week 2 as too "robotic" and he said one of the reasons he isn't playing as free as he would like "could be coaching."
Panthers QB Bryce Young (ankle) sits out Wednesday practice; Week 3 status TBD
No. 1 overall pick Bryce Young is dealing with an ankle injury suffered in Monday night's loss to New Orleans. The Panthers conducted a walkthrough Wednesday due to the short week, and Young did not participate.