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Breakfast: QB position is taking shape

The Texans have undergone a virtual overhaul of the quarterback position in the last few days.

The dust appears to have settled with Ryan Mallett, Brian Hoyer and Tom Savage as at least three men who will be part of 'the room' with QB coach George Godsey.

Hoyer caught up with us in the Hyundai Texans Radio Studio and talked about 'growing up' in the O'Brien offense. He's been a quick study of other systems in Cleveland, Arizona and Pittsburgh but always found himself comparing and contrasting their attacks to the one he admired and learned in New England.

He has a lot of faith in the system and gave the example of how the Texans ran for 213 yards without Arian Foster against his then-team, the Cleveland Browns last November.

Both Mallett and Hoyer have talked about competition making everyone better. It's something all coaches believe in and O'Brien made it clear in an interview with us earlier this offseason that he expected it to be a big ingredient among his quarterbacks as OTAs get rolling.

You could assume the team is all set with the current signal callers but you never know with O'Brien at the helm. All you have to do is recall last offseason when, before the draft, the quarterbacks were Ryan Fitzpatrick, T.J. Yates and Case Keenum. Mallett himself wasn't acquired until right before the regular season.

The Texans have signed quarterback Brian Hoyer. Here are photos from his time in Cleveland, Arizona, New England and at Michigan State.

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