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T.J. Yates | Quarterback | #2

Team: Houston Texans
Age / DOB:  (30) / 5/28/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 217
College: North Carolina
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 5 (152) / HOU
Contract: view contract details

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The Texans have been getting T.J. Yates first-team practice reps.
Coach Bill O'Brien downplayed the move, saying the Texans just want to "get him back into the fold of running the offense." It still suggests Tom Savage is on a short leash after his Week 9 faceplant. Yates could take over the starting role if Savage continues to struggle. Nov 8 - 6:36 PM

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Texans signed QB T.J. Yates.

A fifth-round pick of the Texans in 2011, this will be Yates' third stint with the team. He played for coach Bill O'Brien's Texans in 2015, making a pair of starts. Yates spent the offseason with the Bills before getting cut. The Texans have now added Yates and Matt McGloin to Tom Savage in the aftermath of the Deshaun Watson injury. This team is going nowhere fast in the second half.
Nov 3 - 10:31 AM

Bills released QB T.J. Yates with an injury settlement.

Yates suffered a concussion late in the preseason. The one-time postseason folk hero is now 30.
Sep 12 - 7:00 PM

Bills placed QB T.J. Yates (concussion) on injured reserve.

Yates resumed practicing on Monday, so it's a surprising move. It's basically a way for the Bills to get Yates off the 53-man roster. He could be activated after eight weeks, or released with an injury settlement once he completes the concussion protocol.
Sep 5 - 3:34 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Tom Savage
2Josh Johnson
3T.J. Yates
RB1Lamar Miller
2D'Onta Foreman
3Alfred Blue
4Jordan Todman
GLB1Lamar Miller
2D'Onta Foreman
3RB1Lamar Miller
2D'Onta Foreman
FB1Jay Prosch
WR11DeAndre Hopkins
2Bruce Ellington
3Chris Thompson
WR21Will Fuller
2Braxton Miller
WR31Bruce Ellington
TE1C.J. Fiedorowicz
2Stephen Anderson
LT1Chris Clark
2Kendall Lamm
3Julie'n Davenport
LG1Xavier Su'a-Filo
C1Nick Martin
2Greg Mancz
3Kyle Fuller
RG1Jeff Allen
RT1Breno Giacomini
K1Ka'imi Fairbairn