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Draft Scout T.J. Yates News
11/20/15 - QB T.J. Yates will start Sunday's game against the Jets after Texans coach Bill O'Brien officially ruled out quarterback Brian Hoyer.
Yates' 22-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins in the fourth quarter lifted Houston to a 10-6 victory over the previously unbeaten Bengals on Monday night. Yates completed five of 11 passes for 69 yards in relief of Hoyer, who suffered a concussion that caused memory loss in the game.
11/18/15 - QB T.J. Yates is scheduled to starti Sunday against the Jets, his first regular-season start since his rookie season of 2011. Yates has been huddling with Texans coach Bill O'Brien and offensive coordinator George Godsey since Tuesday to collaborate on a game plan tailored to his knowledge of the plays and the strengths of his game.
"You know it's different," Yates said. "You obviously get more reps, so you feel more comfortable going into the game. Some of those plays I ran in the game were the first time I've ever run them, period, practice or game, so you feel more comfortable going in, getting more reps during the week."
11/16/15 - QB T.J. Yates replaced injured starter Brian Hoyer and tossed a 22-yard touchdown pass to WR DeAndre Hopkins for the go-ahead score with 14 minutes left. Yates finished 5-for-11 for 69 yards with no interceptions.
10/29/15 - QB T.J. Yates, who had his contract terminated by the Falcons on Sept. 5, was signed by the Texans Wednesday (Oct. 28).
09/04/15 - QB T.J. Yates was released by the Atlanta Falcons. Sean Renfree, a seventh-round pick in 2013, will replace Yates as the No. 2 QB behind Matt Ryan.