Texans rookie Mills to start at QB Thursday against Panthers
Texans Browns Football Houston Texans quarterback Davis Mills throws during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane) (Ron Schwane)HOUSTON — (AP) — Rookie Davis Mills will start at quarterback for the Houston Texans Thursday night against the Carolina Panthers with Tyrod Taylor out with a hamstring injury. Culley said the Texans plan to elevate Jeff Driskel from the practice squad to back up Mills against the Panthers (2-0). Mills, a third-round pick from Stanford, took over and threw for 102 yards with a touchdown and an interception. He said the Texans (1-1) could explore signing another quarterback next week if Taylor remains out.wftv.com
Taylor day to day with injury for Texans; Watson won't play
Texans Browns Football Houston Texans quarterback Davis Mills throws during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane) (Ron Schwane)HOUSTON — (AP) — Houston quarterback Tyrod Taylor is day to day with a hamstring injury as the Texans face a quick turnaround with a Thursday night game against Carolina. Culley said Taylor was getting on MRI on Monday and that the team would know more about his availability afterward. “If he’s able to go and ready to go, he’ll play,” Culley said. If Taylor can’t play Thursday, the Texans likely will bring up Jeff Driskel from the practice squad to back up Mills.wftv.com
NFL draft early entry list has 3 national title-winning QBs
National champion Alabama has five players leaving early after beating Ohio State in the CFP title game on Jan. 11, with All-America quarterback Jones and linebacker Dylan Moses both early graduates. The 30 players with college eligibility remaining after completing their degree requirements had to notify the NFL of their intentions for the draft. Players less than four years removed from high school who have not completed a degree need to be granted special entry to the draft by the NFL. Southern California has the most players leaving early for NFL draft eligibility with six. Stanford and Ohio State matched Alabama with five each.