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Texans no closer to naming a starting quarterback

Houston Texans quarterback Brian Hoyer walks onto the field for an NFL football organized team activity, Monday, June 1, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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Nearly two months ago, Texans coach Bill O’Brien said he could be picking a starting quarterback “very soon.” He’s apparently no closer to making a decision.

“Eventually I will tell you who it is,” O’Brien told reporters on Monday, via comments distributed by the team. “I am not going to keep it a secret. When we are ready to make a decision, I will tell you who it is.”

Those remarks came a day after O’Brien denied the rumor that he already has settled on Brian Hoyer.

“That would be absolutely untrue,” O’Brien said Sunday. “Every play, every day is evaluated. These guys are very even. No decisions have been made.”

Hoyer, who went through a quarterback competition last yearn Cleveland, is widely believed to have the edge. But Ryan Mallett looked good on Sunday, when he got his shot with the first-team offense.

So this back-and-forth could continue, giving both guys a chance to win the job -- but giving the guy who wins it fewer opportunities to be fully prepared for it.