Chris Polk

Fitzpatrick Starting For Jets; Texans May Go With Yates

HOUSTON — The New York Jets will start Ryan Fitzpatrick on Sunday against the Houston Texans after he had thumb surgery last week.

Houston's quarterback situation is far less clear. Brian Hoyer has a concussion and hasn't practiced all week.

"I'd say it's in the questionable category and yes, I would say he would have to practice in order to play," coach Bill O'Brien said. "At least once, you know what I mean?"

If Hoyer can't go, T.J. Yates will get his first start since he was a rookie on Jan. 15, 2012, when the Texans lost 20-13 to the Ravens in the playoffs. The Texans picked up Brandon Weeden off waivers on Wednesday to back up Yates if Hoyer...