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T.J. Yates | Quarterback | #9

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (30) / 5/28/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 217
College: North Carolina
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 5 (152) / HOU
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Bills signed QB T.J. Yates, formerly of the Dolphins.
Yates spent most of last season out of the league before latching on with the Dolphins in December following Ryan Tannehill's ACL tear. Yates has a history with new Bills OC Rick Dennison and will help teach the offense. Apr 10 - 11:58 AM

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Free agent QB T.J. Yates visited the Bills.

Yates spent most of 2016 out of the league before signing with Miami in December. He has ties to Bills OC Rick Dennison from their time in Houston. With Buffalo expected to draft a quarterback, Yates wouldn't be more than a fallback behind Tyrod Taylor and Cardale Jones.
Apr 7 - 5:04 PM

Dolphins signed QB T.J. Yates.

Yates is finally recovered from his torn ACL. With Ryan Tannehill battling a sprained ACL and MCL, Yates will back up Matt Moore down the stretch.
Tue, Dec 13, 2016 01:12:00 PM

Free agent QBs T.J. Yates and Sean Renfree worked out for the Broncos on Tuesday.

The Broncos have expressed optimism on Trevor Siemian's (foot) Week 14 status, but this indicates a level of concern. Yates broke into the league with coach Gary Kubiak, and would be a sensible one-week emergency option behind Paxton Lynch and Austin Davis.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 06:00:00 PM

Free agent QBs T.J. Yates and Sean Renfree worked out for the Patriots on Tuesday.

The Patriots have yet to add a quarterback since Jimmy Garoppolo injured his shoulder, but Yates or Renfree will be the call if they decide to do so on Wednesday or Thursday. As things stand now, Julian Edelman would be the No. 2 quarterback behind Jacoby Brissett were Garoppolo to miss Thursday's game, as seems likely.
Tue, Sep 20, 2016 06:14:00 PM

Free agent QB T.J. Yates has been fully cleared from his torn ACL.

Yates went down in late-December. Now 29, Yates will try to get mid-season workouts for emergency No. 3 duties.
Tue, Aug 30, 2016 03:49:00 PM

T.J. Yates will undergo surgery to repair his torn right ACL on Monday.

Going on 29, the career No. 2/3 will be up against it to be ready for someone's training camp. Yates probably won't get a look as someone's No. 3 until the midpoint of next season.
Thu, Dec 24, 2015 06:02:00 PM

Texans placed QB T.J. Yates on injured reserve with a torn ACL, ending his season.

The 28-year-old didn't entirely embarrass himself in four appearances (two starts) with Brian Hoyer ailing, but Yates remains a low-end No. 2 quarterback in the league. The Texans will turn to Brandon Weeden under center, barring a recovery by twice-concussed Hoyer.
Mon, Dec 21, 2015 04:38:00 PM

T.J. Yates suffered a torn ACL in Sunday's game against the Colts.

He's done for the year. An impending free agent, Yates is facing a 6-9 month rehab and will struggle for backup offers. With Brian Hoyer (concussion) not a lock to return next week, the Texans will likely add a quarterback behind Brandon Weeden.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 03:09:00 PM

T.J. Yates left Week 15 against the Colts with a knee injury.

Yates went down in a non-contact situation, but walked off under his own power. The Texans ruled him out for the rest of the game. Brandon Weeden replaced Yates.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 02:30:00 PM

Texans coach Bill O'Brien conceded Monday that Brian Hoyer (concussion, neck, wrist) is "doubtful" for Week 15 at Indianapolis.

"We have a good guy to step in," O'Brien added, referring to T.J. Yates. As Hoyer has suffered two concussions in less than a month, his rest-of-season status is in serious doubt. In a Week 11 spot start against the Jets, Yates went 16-of-34 passing for 229 yards, two touchdowns, and no interceptions. DeAndre Hopkins dropped a 5-118-2 number on Gang Green in Yates' start.
Mon, Dec 14, 2015 03:41:00 PM

T.J. Yates completed 16-of-34 passes for 229 yards and two touchdowns and rushed three times for -5 yards in the Texans' Week 11 win over the Jets.

He also lost a fumble. Yates’ 47.1 completion percentage wasn’t exactly ideal but he actually did a nice job managing the game as the Texans mixed up their play-calling by running the wildcat and scoring the eventual game-winning touchdown off a flea flicker. Even with Muhammad Wilkerson in his face, Yates showed no fear. He flashed good chemistry with DeAndre Hopkins, particularly on a 61-yard touchdown off play-action in the second quarter. He wasn’t afraid to throw near Darrelle Revis, which shows that he’s either confident or oblivious. Unlike his counterpart Ryan Fitzpatrick, most of his mistakes weren't costly. It’s unclear if he’ll make another start next week against the Saints or if Brian Hoyer (concussion) will be back under center.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 04:59:00 PM

T.J. Yates completed 5-of-11 passes for 69 yards and one touchdown in relief of Brian Hoyer (concussion) in the Texans' 10-6, Week 10 win over the Bengals on Monday night.

Hoyer was concussed at some point in the third quarter and headed to the locker room late in the period. Yates came in and ended up throwing the game-winning 22-yard touchdown to DeAndre Hopkins, who made a sensational one-handed grab on the sideline over CB Adam Jones. With the Texans on a short week, Yates could be in line to start Week 11 at home against the Jets. If he gets the nod for coach Bill O'Brien's group, Yates will be a bottom-barrel QB2/3.
Mon, Nov 16, 2015 11:58:00 PM

Texans signed QB T.J. Yates.

Yates will immediately slide in as Brian Hoyer's backup after the Ryan Mallett "era" was unceremoniously ended on Tuesday. A Texan from 2011-13, Yates backed up Matt Ryan in Atlanta last season. Yates somehow led Houston to a Wild Card win in the 2011-12 playoffs, but never developed. Hoyer is arguably the worst starter in the league, but Houston will be in big trouble if he gets injured.
Tue, Oct 27, 2015 07:02:00 PM

Falcons released QB T.J. Yates.

Coupled with Rex Grossman's release, it means the Falcons are going with Sean Renfree behind Matt Ryan. Yates attempted four passes as Ryan's backup last season. Yates shot to fame with his 2011-12 playoff heroics, but never developed. Now 28, he's unlikely to latch on as anyone's No. 3 quarterback.
Fri, Sep 4, 2015 04:29:00 PM

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QB1Tyrod Taylor
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4Cardale Jones
RB1LeSean McCoy
2Jonathan Williams
3Joe Banyard
4Cedric O'Neal
5Jordan Johnson
GLB1LeSean McCoy
2Jonathan Williams
3RB1LeSean McCoy
2Mike Tolbert
FB1Patrick DiMarco
2Mike Tolbert
WR11Sammy Watkins
2Corey Brown
3Rod Streater
4Dezmin Lewis
5Brandon Reilly
WR21Zay Jones
2Andre Holmes
3Brandon Tate
4Jeremy Butler
5Rashad Ross
WR31Andre Holmes
TE1Charles Clay
2Nick O'Leary
3Logan Thomas
4Wes Saxton
5Keith Towbridge
LT1Cordy Glenn
2Michael Ola
3Cameron Jefferson
LG1Richie Incognito
2Zach Voytek
3Jordan Mudge
C1Eric Wood
2Ryan Groy
3Patrick Lewis
RG1John Miller
2Vlad Ducasse
3Greg Pyke
RT1Jordan Mills
2Dion Dawkins
3Seantrel Henderson
K1Stephen Hauschka