Colts extend Brissett
QB’s 2-year deal worth $30M; Veteran Hoyer signs on as backup
The Colts signed starting quarterback Jacoby Brissett to a two-year contract extension worth $30 million with $20 million guaranteed, The Indianapolis Star reported.
The move comes just hours after the Colts signed longtime veteran Brian Hoyer to back up Brissett.
Monday’s moves firm up the Colts’ quarterback plans in the wake of Andrew Luck’s abrupt retirement. Luck abruptly announced he was leaving the game Aug. 24.
Brissett, 26, a 2016 thirdround draft pick out of N.C. State, spent one season with the Patriots before the Colts acquired him in 2017.
Hoyer made the Patriots roster as an undrafted rookie out of Michigan State in 2009. But he got his most extensive experience with the Browns in 2013 and 2014, going 10-6 as a starter.
Doctson to reunite with Cousins: The Vikings and receiver Josh Doctson agreed to a oneyear contract. Financial terms weren’t available.
Doctson, 26, a former firstround pick, was cut by the Redskins on Saturday.
The deal reunites Doctson with QB Kirk Cousins. Doctson had the best season of his career with Cousins as the Redskins QB in 2017, finishing with 35 catches, 502 receiving yards and six touchdowns.
Extra points: ESPN reported that the Cowboys were planning to release LB Rolando McClain, who was conditionally reinstated by the league last week. McClain, 30, had been suspended since December 2016 for violating the substance abuse policy. The former No. 8 overall pick last played in 2015 . ... The Patriots placed rookie WR N’Keal Harry, a first-round pick, on IR with an ankle injury. He will miss at least the first eight weeks of the season.