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QB Hoyer to make 1st start with Colts; Brissett ruled out

Published: Saturday, November 09, 2019 @ 1:03 PM
Updated: Saturday, November 09, 2019 @ 1:02 PM


            Indianapolis Colts quarterback Brian Hoyer (2) takes a snap against the Pittsburgh Steelers after Jacoby Brissett was injured in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Brian Hoyer (2) takes a snap against the Pittsburgh Steelers after Jacoby Brissett was injured in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

The Indianapolis Colts have ruled out starting quarterback Jacoby Brissett for Sunday's game against Miami.

It gives backup Brian Hoyer a chance to make his first start with the Colts.

Brissett suffered a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee during last weekend's loss at Pittsburgh. He did limited work in practice this week.

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On Friday, coach Frank Reich said he expected Brissett to be a game-time decision.

But Saturday, the Colts announced Brissett wouldn't play and promoted third-string quarterback Chad Kelly from the practice squad to the active roster. Indy also promoted receiver Marcus Johnson to the active roster.

Indy (5-3) released receiver Deon Cain and defensive tackle Kyle Peko.

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