Bill O'Brien: 'Tom Savage will start the game against Arizona.'
The Bills signed Joe Webb on Monday in a move that gives them a quarterback option in the event neither Tyrod Taylor nor T.J. Yates is cleared from the concussion protocol in time for Sunday’s game against the Jets.
Webb would back up Nathan Peterman if that’s how things play out and starting the fifth-round pick in the first game of the year certainly isn’t how anyone in Buffalo drew things up. On Monday, though, coach Sean McDermott said that he thinks Peterman is ready to handle the job.
McDermott said Peterman could start if needed and he's ready to go if it comes to that. The team is still holding out hope Taylor will be able to play, but as the story said, they will reach a point this week where they will have to make a choice.
“They’re in concussion protocol,” said head coach Sean McDermott. “Very little information flows out of that. That’s part of the situation. We just respect what’s going on there and they’re in the protocol and that’s basically the information I get every day.”
Neither quarterback will be available for Thursday’s preseason finale against Detroit. That leaves Buffalo with rookie Nate Peterman and Keith Wenning, who signed Monday as the only healthy quarterbacks for the Lions game.
The story said the hope is for both Taylor and Yates to be ready for opening day. The team is rushing to get Wenning up to speed so as not to have to expose Peterman to a lot of time in preseason Week 4, knowing he's the only healthy QB right now.
Coach Sean McDermott announced on Sunday that T.J. Yates also suffered a concussion during the game in Baltimore. Yates followed Nathan Peterman into the game in the second half and McDermott said Yates “took some licks later in the game” while discussing when he might have been injured.
Of course, Taylor was injury last week with a concussion leaving Peterman as the team's only healthy QB. The Bills will likely have to sign another signal caller but this is an interesting situation to monitor as we draw closer to the start of the season.
The Dolphins plan to sign veteran quarterback T.J. Yates to serve as the backup to Matt Moore, according to an ESPN report, apparently bypassing rookie quarterback Brandon Doughty for the second-team role.
A tweet from ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the Dolphins will soon sign Yates, who tore his ACL (anterior cruicate ligament) last December while playing for Houston.
Yates, a five-year veteran who hasn’t played since his injury, made two starts and four appearances for the Texans in 2015. He ended the season 28 of 57 for 370 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. He had a passer rating of 80.3.
As it currently stands, the availability of the Patriots' quarterbacks are all very much in question. Tom Brady is suspended for one more week. Jimmy Garoppolo is coming back from an AC joint sprain (timetable unclear). Jacoby Brissett reportedly sustained a thumb injury on his throwing hand during last week's game (though it looks like it doesn't require surgery).
This combination of factors has lead to the reasonable conclusion that the Patriots would likely be in the market for the services of a fill-in quarterback if either (or both) non-suspended QBs aren't able to play Sunday.
At least for the time being, it seems that the team is confident that either Garoppolo or Brissett is in good enough shape to take the job in Week 4. At 3-0, there probably isn't a lot of reason for the Pats to panic and make a big move. The story said Yates would be a leading candidate.
Friday, April 1, 2016, 9:26pm
The Texans re-signed Weeden, the team announced on Friday. The new deal is for $4 million over two years, NFL Media's Rand Getlin reported, via a source with direct knowledge of the contract.
Claimed off waivers from the Dallas Cowboys in mid-November, Weeden relieved an injured T.J. Yates in Week 15, tossing a touchdown to rookie Jaelen Strong to push the Texans past the Colts in a crucial battle for control of the division. A week later, he accounted for three touchdowns in a 34-6 rout over the Titans.
Yates suffered the season-ending injury on a scramble on the final drive of the first half. Yates walked directly to the locker room under his own power after the injury, which came on a non-contact play.
Friday, December 18, 2015, 6:32pm
Texans QB Brian Hoyer (concussion, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 15. It’s going to be T.J. Yates this week. This isn’t necessarily bad for DeAndre Hopkins, though it is a bit of a concern.
Thursday, December 17, 2015, 6:06pm
Texans QB Brian Hoyer (concussion) missed practice again Thursday. Hoyer won’t play. It’s going to be T.J. Yates this week. This isn’t necessarily bad for DeAndre Hopkins, though it is a bit of a concern.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015, 6:21pm
Texans QB Brian Hoyer (concussion) did not practice Wednesday. Hoyer won’t play. It’s going to be T.J. Yates this week. This isn’t necessarily bad for DeAndre Hopkins, though it is a bit of a concern.
Monday, December 14, 2015, 10:37am
By rule, someone has to win the AFC South.
Those two stalwarts finished yesterday’s respective losses for the 6-7 Texans and Colts, after Brian Hoyer and Matt Hasselbeck were knocked from the games after taking so many brutal hits. Hoyer was getting checked for a concussion when he left late, and Hasselbeck was announced as having another rib injury.
“We’ll see what happens with Brian,” Yates said, via Dale Robertson of the Houston Chronicle. “I’ll just prepare like I do every week. I haven’t had a chance to see him yet, so I don’t know what’s going on. But it looked like he really hit the ground hard. . . .
“I guess we’ll see, come Wednesday, if I get more reps than usual.”
Hoyer’s already missed one game this year because of a concussion. Asked if Hoyer had suffered another one, Texans coach Bill O’Brien said: “I don’t know that yet. I’m not sure. It looked that way.”
Thursday, November 19, 2015, 5:53pm
Texans QB Brian Hoyer (concussion) missed practice again Thursday. Hoyer is looking very iffy for Week 11. T.J. Yates would get the start if Hoyer is out. DeAndre Hopkins has thrived with multiple quarterbacks in the last two seasons.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 6:07pm
Texans QB Brian Hoyer (concussion) did not practice Wednesday. Hoyer is looking iffy for Week 11. T.J. Yates would get the start if Hoyer is out. DeAndre Hopkins has thrived with multiple quarterbacks in the last two seasons.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 2:49pm
According to two sources, T.J. Yates, who will always be remembered as the quarterback of record when the Texans clinched their first playoff appearance and one their first playoff game, is coming back to Houston.
The team reached out to their former backup after Mallett missed the team charter to Miami on Saturday.
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