Texans reverse course, name Davis Mills the starter again after two-game benching
In this instance, moving forward involves re-installing quarterback Davis Mills back into the starting lineup. Texans’ HC Lovie Smith announced that QB Davis Mills will return to start Sunday vs. the Cowboys. The Texans entered the 2021 NFL season with Tyrod Taylor as its starter. The team liked what it saw from Mills and decided to move forward with him as the starter in 2022. Though Mills is back in the starting lineup, the Texans will likely add a quarterback in the offseason.wftv.com
Texans bench struggling QB Davis Mills for Kyle Allen
HOUSTON — (AP) — The Houston Texans have benched Davis Mills and will start Kyle Allen at quarterback Sunday against the Miami Dolphins. “He's mobile enough and he's earned the opportunity.”Allen, who is in his fifth NFL season, has mostly worked as a backup, with his only season as a starter coming in 2019 with Carolina. He came in for Taylor in Week 2 and started the next six games while Taylor recovered from an injury. Taylor started the next four games but struggled and was benched in the fourth game to make way for Mills to finish the season as the starter. He showed some promise in that stretch and helped the Texans to wins in two of their last five games.wftv.com
Justin Herbert starts for Chargers despite rib injury
INGLEWOOD, Calif. — (AP) — Quarterback Justin Herbert started for the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars after being questionable all week due to a rib injury. Herbert fractured rib cartilage on a hard hit from Kansas City defensive lineman Michael Danna during the fourth quarter of a game Sept. 15. The Chargers took over on the LA 40-yard line after the Jaguars turned it over on downs on their opening series. Tyrod Taylor suffered a rib injury during the Chargers’ opening win in Cincinnati that season. Herbert isn't the only significant injury for the Chargers as they face the Jaguars in a matchup of 1-1 teams.wftv.com
Chargers' Justin Herbert expected to start despite rib issue
INGLEWOOD, Calif. — (AP) — Quarterback Justin Herbert is expected to start for the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars after being questionable all week due to a rib injury. Herbert fractured rib cartilage on a hard hit from Kansas City defensive lineman Michael Danna during the fourth quarter of a game Sept. 15. Tyrod Taylor suffered a rib injury during the Chargers’ opening win in Cincinnati that season. Taylor went to the hospital, and Herbert found out he was getting his first NFL start less than a minute before kickoff. Herbert isn't the only significant injury for the Chargers as they face the Jaguars in a matchup of 1-1 teams.wftv.com
Tyrod Taylor suing Chargers doctor who accidentally punctured his lung before 2020 game
Tyrod Taylor is suing Los Angeles Chargers team doctor David S. Gazzaniga for medical malpractice, according to court documents obtained by ESPN, after Gazzaniga accidentally punctured Taylor's lung while trying to administer a pain-killer to Taylor's ribs. Taylor, who had entered the year as the Chargers' starter, played just one more snap in 2020. "As he returned to free agency, he entered as a back-up quarterback as opposed to a starting quarterback," Taylor's lawyers said in the lawsuit. "The economic difference between a starting quarterback's salary and a back-up quarterback salary is at least $5,000,000 and is more than likely much greater. Taylor, meanwhile, Is the backup in New York behind Daniel Jones in his 12th NFL season.wftv.com
The Latest: Stafford leaves briefly, Rams holding off Jags
Matthew Stafford left the game for one play after taking a hard hit from Jacksonville’s Roy Robertson-Harris, who was whistled for roughing the passer. Jacksonville trimmed the lead to 10-7 early in the second quarter on Carlos Hyde’s 1-yard TD run, finished a drive abetted by Rams penalties. Cannon was attempting to make a tackle on DeeJay Dallas when his head hit the leg of a teammate. For the Bengals, linebacker Logan Wilson (right shoulder) and Markus Bailey (left shoulder) also left the game. Lions defensive tackle Nick Williams was also injured on the first possession, walking off the field holding his left hand and wrist.wftv.com
The Latest: 49ers RB Cannon taken off after collision
Cannon was attempting to make a tackle on DeeJay Dallas when his head hit the leg of a teammate. He started the season with Baltimore before joining the 49ers and has primarily played on special teams. Jefferson has 72 receptions for 1,112 yards this season and 160 catches for 2,512 yards in his two-year career. Murray also joined Cam Newton as the only players in NFL history with at least 10,000 yards passing and 1,500 rushing. For the Bengals, linebacker Logan Wilson (right shoulder) and Markus Bailey (left shoulder) also left the game.wftv.com
The Latest: Texans Taylor benched, Mills at QB vs. Colts
Colts Texans Football Houston Texans quarterback Tyrod Taylor (5) is sacked by Indianapolis Colts defensive end Al-Quadin Muhammad (97) during an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith) (Eric Christian Smith)The Latest from Week 13 of the NFL (all times EST):___3:15 p.m.Houston Texans quarterback Tyrod Taylor has been benched in the third quarter against the Indianapolis Colts. Jefferson has 72 receptions for 1,112 yards this season and 160 catches for 2,512 yards in his two-year career. Murray also joined Cam Newton as the only players in NFL history with at least 10,000 yards passing and 1,500 rushing. For the Bengals, linebacker Logan Wilson (right shoulder) and Markus Bailey (left shoulder) also left the game.wftv.com
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
QBs Tagovailoa, Wentz, Dalton, Taylor leave with injuries
Andy Dalton had a knee issue, and Tyrod Taylor exited with a hamstring injury. Tagovailoa was knocked out of Miami's 35-0 loss to Buffalo when he was hit by A.J. Tagovailoa struggled just to get to the sideline and was carted to the locker room not long afterward. Tagovailoa was having tests performed, a process that will continue into Monday, Dolphins coach Brian Flores said. Wentz injured his ankle in the fourth quarter of the Colts' 27-24 loss to the Rams.wftv.com
Taylor helps Texans down Lawrence, mistake-prone Jags 37-21
Jaguars Texans Football Houston Texans quarterback Tyrod Taylor (5) breaks away from Jacksonville Jaguars safety Andre Cisco (38) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith) (Eric Christian Smith)HOUSTON — (AP) — Tyrod Taylor threw for 291 yards and two touchdowns filling in for Deshaun Watson to lead the Houston Texans to a 37-21 win over Trevor Lawrence and the mistake-prone Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. The Texans pushed the lead to 14-0 when Taylor connected with David Johnson on 7-yard TD later in the first. The Texans led 17-7 later in the second when Lawrence was intercepted by Justin Reid. Jacksonville had to punt after three straight incompletions by Lawrence, and the Texans took advantage of their last possession of the half.wftv.com
Brady throws touchdown pass as Buccaneers beat Texans 23-16
Buccaneers Texans Football Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady throws a pass against the Houston Texans during the first half of an NFL preseason football game Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021, in Houston. Brady threw for 154 yards and a touchdown in just more than a quarter in the 23-16 win. Brady got off to a slow start, throwing two incompletions on his first drive before a punt by Tampa Bay. Tampa Bay extended the lead to 13-0 on a 13-yard run by Ronald Jones II and Brady was replaced by Blaine Gabbert after that. Second-round pick Kyle Trask finished the game for Tampa Bay and threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Corey McElroy between the two TD passes by Mills.wftv.com
From season-altering to bizarre, injuries hit NFL yet again
From the season-altering (Dak Prescott, Barkley) to the bizarre (Tyrod Taylor, Trent Brown), injuries are playing their traditionally significant role in the NFL. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)ARLINGTON, Texas – From the season-altering to the bizarre, injuries are playing their traditionally significant role in the NFL. Brown also recently went back on the COVID-19 list, a newcomer among potential ailments with the NFL playing during a pandemic. Few teams have had the volume of injuries that have hit defending NFC champion San Francisco. New Orleans' star receiver, Michael Thomas, has had a tumultuous season in part because of ankle and hamstring injuries.
AP Source: Chargers' team doctor punctured Taylor's lung
COSTA MESA, Calif. – Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Tyrod Taylor missed last Sunday's game because a team doctor accidentally punctured his lung, according to a person familiar with the case. Rookie Justin Herbert was the Chargers' surprise starter in last Sunday's 23-20 overtime loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Herbert said he found out he was playing right as the Chargers were lining up to receive the opening kickoff. Taylor was taken to the hospital due to difficulties breathing after Lynn said he had a reaction to an injection. He was taken off it, though, after fully participating in practice and taking all of the snaps with the first team.
Barkley, 49ers hit with potentially season-ending injuries
Start with running back, where Giants star Saquon Barkley is believed to have torn the ACL in his right knee early in their loss at Chicago. The 49ers' Jimmy Garoppolo tried to play through a right ankle injury before Nick Mullens took over for the second half. Tevin Coleman also left San Francisco's win over the Jets with a late knee injury. Along with Lock and Sutton, the Broncos lost defensive end Dre'Mont Jones to a knee injury in their defeat at Pittsburgh. Washington guard Brandon Scherff, who left early in Arizona with a knee injury, was among the offensive linemen hurt around the NFL on Sunday.
Prescott set for franchise tag without long-term Dallas deal
Dak Prescott will play whatever becomes of the 2020 season under the one-year franchise tag after the Dallas Cowboys and their star quarterback couldn't agree on a long-term contract. Clubs had until Wednesday afternoon to reach multiyear deals with players given the franchise tag. Green and defensive end Yannick Ngakoue of Jacksonville haven't signed the one-year contract that goes with the tag. If so, his fate will be different than the other two QBs who have played under the franchise tag. Anthony Harris of Minnesota and Denver's Justin Simmons are set to play under the $11.4 million tag for a safety.
Lynn: Kaepernick fits Chargers style but no workouts planned
Kaepernick was a second-round draft pick in 2011 who the next year led the San Francisco 49ers to the Super Bowl. The Chargers could explore bringing Kaepernick in for a workout depending on what happens during the preseason, Lynn said. Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said last week that he received a call from another team about Kaepernick. Carroll and the Seahawks brought Kaepernick in for a workout in 2017 and had another planned in 2018 but it was canceled. Lynn was the offensive coordinator for most of the 2016 season in Buffalo, where Taylor was his quarterback.