Houston quarterback Brian Hoyer is in the last phase of the NFL's concussion protocol and will start Sunday against Jacksonville if he is cleared to play.
Hoyer missed the last two games after suffering his second concussion in less than a month on Dec. 13.
"He has progressed well through the protocol and he's basically in the last phase of that evaluation, and so I'll know more on Wednesday," coach Bill O'Brien said.
T.J. Yates started the first game Hoyer missed, but tore the ACL in his left knee in the second quarter. He was replaced by Brandon Weeden, who helped Houston to a win over Indianapolis in that game and led the Texans to a victory against Tennessee on Sunday. Despite his solid play the last two weeks, O'Brien said Weeden will likely head back to the bench this weekend, the story.