Colts ex­tend Bris­sett

QB’s 2-year deal worth $30M; Vet­eran Hoyer signs on as backup

The Morning Call - - VARSITY -

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.

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