Day 2 of free agency was big on quarterbacks for the Houston Texans, but there was a lot else going on, though none of it having to do with dog bites. Let's relive it.
After arriving in Houston last night, Brian Hoyer spent the day at the Texans' facility, signing his deal in the morning, and then greeting us. "I don’t think I would be where I am today without my team with him in New England," Hoyer said of Bill O'Brien. "He’s a fiery guy. He expects a lot out of you. He doesn’t sugarcoat anything and that’s kind of how you want it in this business. To get back with a guy who I really trust, I think that was a big part of the decision process. I’m excited to get back and get to work with him." He said Tom Brady's already texted him to remind him the Texans host the Patriots this year.
Hoyer's deal paved the way for former Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick to be traded to the New York Jets. That's now the fourth quarterback the Texans have traded away in the past calendar year, and the fifth trade they've been part of involving quarterbacks. Trading quarterbacks is part of the Texans way.
I reported yesterday the Texans were trying to get nose tackle Vince Wilfork. Today, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport gave a bigger picture of Wilfork's market. Rapoport said he was mulling four teams, including the Patriots, where he spent the first 11 years of his career, and the Texans.
Cortland Finnegan retired and took a shot at Andre Johnson in his retirement Instagram post. He also said, during a radio appearance in Nashville, he wishes he could've thrown some haymakers at Johnson in that infamous on-field fight between him and Johnson back in 2010.
Johnson took out an ad in Thursday's Houston Chronicle, thanking the city and the fans.
Safety Rahim Moore visited the Texans, spending the day at the team's facility. He left the building without signing a deal, but I wouldn't rule out that happening in the future.
Cowboys inside linebacker Bruce Carter was scheduled to visit, but signed a four-year deal with Tampa Bay today.