Report: Tyrod Taylor could miss four weeks with hamstring injury

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Texans head coach David Culley said on Monday that quarterback Tyrod Taylor is day-to-day with a hamstring injury, but the timeline for his return is reportedly considerably longer.

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that Taylor could miss four weeks as a result of the injury. The Texans are set to face the Panthers at home on Thursday and then have a road game with the Bills, a home game against the Patriots, and a trip to Indianapolis.

A four-week timeline would also make Taylor a candidate for injured reserve as he’d be able to return after missing at least three games.

Culley said that the team will not activate Deshaun Watson this week, which leaves third-round pick Davis Mills in line to start against Carolina. Jeff Driskel is on the practice squad and will likely be elevated to serve as Mills’ backup.

23 responses to “Report: Tyrod Taylor could miss four weeks with hamstring injury

  1. This time, he should not lose his spot. Play Mills for a month and then go back to Taylor. Their draft spot will likely improve, and Taylor was doing great before the injury. Win-win.

  2. denbronx says:

    September 20, 2021 at 5:18 pm

    Texans need to call up the Broncos and seek a trade for Drew Lock
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    No one is calling for a qb who couldn’t beat out Teddy Bridgewater.

  3. Dave Mills starting as QB is a one way ticket to the #1 pick unless the Jags, or the Jets, something to say about it

  4. No charges filed. No punitive action from the league. Rework his contract, get him signed and on the field. Time for someone to do something instead of continually just treading water without justification.

  5. “Rework his contract, get him signed and on the field. Time for someone to do something instead of continually just treading water without justification”

    While you’re right in that the Texans should get him out there you’re dreaming if you think Watson will restructure his contract.

    He had only a few months before this all blew up signed a massive new contract with huge guarantees. He can never play another game and he’s set for good would never have to work another day in his life (and afford all the massages he wants). The Texans have zero leverage to force that.

  6. As a Gator I watched Driskel and I believe he was with my Lions briefly as well if I’m not juxtaposing him with someone else. Man is a solid C- maybe a C+ but you can not put faith he will yield wins. Now on the other hand, if just not getting destroyed is the goal he might serve for a month. A 0-4 maybe 1-3 month.

  7. Play Watson. Force his hand and the NFL’s.

    Watson has said repeatedly he will never play for the Texans again. And, by contract, he’s getting paid millions to do just that. Just how can you force his hand? Withhold his salary? That’s asking for even more trouble which I’m sure Watson would gladly supply.

  8. If the Texans could get Drew Lock in a reasonable trade, they may be able to salvage their season…
    But when does That organization do anything that seems intelligent…

  9. If Watson is found guilty, can’t the Texans void his contract & guarantees based on conduct/legality basis?
    It’s probably in Watsons best interest to settle unless THAT also voids his contract & guarantees…. Be interested in hearing how that all works contractually

  10. stevenreichert says:

    September 20, 2021 at 9:23 pm

    Davis Mills, or pickup the phone and call Kap or Cam. Come on.
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    That’s easy, Davis Mills

  11. Sunday Swami says:
    September 20, 2021 at 5:33 pm
    denbronx says:

    September 20, 2021 at 5:18 pm

    Texans need to call up the Broncos and seek a trade for Drew Lock
    —————-
    No one is calling for a qb who couldn’t beat out Teddy Bridgewater.
    —————-

    Ok I knew this would come up. Have you SEEN Bridgewater this year? He’s been playing at a very high level which I honestly did not expect. All through camp, all through preseason and now we are 2-0. No I’m not saying we are better than any of the top teams but we are a lot better than years past. Also he won over all of the veterans in the locker room and fits the system very well. I hate that I’m even defending Teddy bc I have never been a steady Teddy fan.

    So since I have to explain Drew too you, know that the competition was very very close all the way up until the 2nd preseason game. Drew has spent this off-season working with Peyton Manning getting better. Watch preseason game 1! I am a Drew Lock fan…I wanted to see all of the hard work he put in. He’s got a cannon arm. Mentally it’s clicking now too and he has great leadership qualities. He’s hungry to get better. But his ceiling is much higher than Teddys, I still think that. I hate seeing him not get a chance this year but our new GM I believe wants to go in another direction since Drew is an Elway inheritance. Drew might do well in another scene and on a new team.

    Bottom line, your GM should pick up the phone!

  12. As a Bill’s fan, I always appreciated Tyrod. Probably, not enough. The poor guy sure can’t catch a break but he deserves a few.

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