Houston QB Brian Hoyer to start against Jaguars

HOUSTON (AP) Houston quarterback Brian Hoyer is out of the NFL's concussion protocol and will start on Sunday against Jacksonville.

Hoyer missed the last two games after suffering his second concussion in less than a month on Dec. 13. Coach Bill O'Brien said that he was cleared by doctors on Wednesday and that he'll lead the Texans when they try to clinch their first AFC South title since 2012.

T.J. Yates started the first game after Hoyer was injured, but tore an ACL in the second quarter. He was replaced by Brandon Weeden, who led Houston to a win over Indianapolis in that game and also helped Houston to a win over Tennessee on Sunday in his first start for the team.

Weeden will back Hoyer up on Sunday.