• T.J. Yates appreciates officials pulling him

    Pro Football Talk "Even though he was eventually cleared and returned to the game — and even though he was in a hurry — Texans quarterback T.J. Yates said he was glad referee Bill Vinovich pulled him last night. At a time when the league’s concussion protocol has been modified after teams made a mockery of it,..." December 26

  • Taylor Heinicke makes NFL debut after T.J. Yates injury, promptly gets hurt himself

    CBS Sports "T.J. Yates suffered an injury toward the end of the first half of the Houston Texans' Christmas day game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He ducked while taking a sack from slot corner Mike Hilton, and was evaluated for a concussion. Replacing him in the game was Taylor Heinicke. Who? Exactly...." December 26

  • Texans QB T.J. Yates to start against Steelers

    Houston Chronicle "For Texans quarterback T.J. Yates, the starting job that eluded him for years is firmly within his grasp. Yates will start his second consecutive game Monday against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Texans coach Bill O’Brien affirmed that Yates will remain the starter. He didn’t officially rule out..." December 21

  • Texans planning to start T.J. Yates this week

    Pro Football Talk "The Houston Texans are preparing to start their third quarterback of the season on Sunday in Jacksonville. Texans coach Bill O’Brien said today that he’s expecting T.J. Yates to start in place of Tom Savage, who was injured in yesterday’s loss to the 49ers. Yates showed some promise in..." December 11

  • Tom Savage spasms after hit, replaced by TJ Yates

    Larry Brown Sports "Tom Savage was replaced at quarterback during Sunday’s Houston Texans game against the San Francisco 49ers after appearing to spasm following a hit in the end zone. Savage took a hit near the end zone on a third down play in the second quarter and could be seen shaking somewhat after the hit...." December 10

  • T.J. Yates gets some work with Texans’ first-string offense

    Houston Chronicle "One week after rejoining the Texans, backup quarterback T.J. Yates is getting some of the snaps with the first-team offense. Starting quarterback Tom Savage struggled mightily against the Indianapolis Colts. Although Texans coach Bill O'Brien said it wasn't abnormal for the backup to get..." November 09