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  Texans | Houston hires T.J. Yates    Tue Feb 5, 02:11 PM

Former Houston Texans QB T.J. Yates was hired by the Texans Tuesday, Feb. 5, as an offensive assistant.

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  Redskins | Two quarterbacks work out for Redskins    Tue Dec 4, 04:38 PM

Free-agent QBs Landry Jones (Steelers) and Ryan Mallett (Ravens) worked out for the Washington Redskins Tuesday, Dec. 4, according to sources. The Redskins will also consider signing free-agent QBs Josh Johnson (Raiders), EJ Manuel (Raiders) or T.J. Yates (Texans), among others.

Footballguys view: Washington is expected to sign Johnson in the near future. When that happens, Johnson will work as the backup behind Mark Sanchez.

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  Redskins | Several QBs to work out for Washington    Mon Nov 19, 08:47 AM

Free-agent QBs EJ Manuel (Raiders), Kellen Clemens (Chargers), Mark Sanchez (Bears), Josh Johnson (Raiders) and T.J. Yates (Texans) will work out for the Washington Redskins.

Footballguys view: Washington has to add a quarterback to the roster with Alex Smith done for the year. Colt McCoy is the only passer they have on the active roster and they don't even have another quarterback on the practice squad.

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  49ers | Two more QBs to work out for 49ers    Mon Sep 24, 07:13 PM

Free-agent QBs Kellen Clemens (Chargers) and T.J. Yates (Texans) are scheduled to work out for the San Francisco 49ers Tuesday, Sept. 25. The 49ers also asked free-agent QB Matt Moore (Dolphins) to participate in the workout but are not sure if he will be attending.

Footballguys view: C.J. Beathard is set to be the starter for the 49ers with Jimmy Garoppolo (knee) done for the year. Behind him, the 49ers have to find a reliable backup. The only other quarterback on the roster is Nick Mullens...and he's on the practice squad. They'll add to the room in the near future.

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  Texans | Week 17 game recap for Texans    Sun Dec 31, 04:17 PM

Houston Texans QB T.J. Yates went 14-for-24 for 137 yards and one interception against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 17. RB Alfred Blue rushed for 39 yards and one touchdown on 18 carries and caught four passes for 26 yards. RB Lamar Miller rushed for 37 yards on eight carries. WR Will Fuller caught two passes for 17 yards, while WR Braxton Miller caught two passes for nine yards.

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  Texans | T.J. Yates struggles in Week 16    Mon Dec 25, 07:56 PM

Houston Texans QB T.J. Yates went 7-for-16 for 83 yards, one touchdown and one interception against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 16.

Footballguys view: Yates bounced out of this game with an injury concern but came back in with little success before or after his break. At least he was able to get a TD pass to DeAndre Hopkins for fantasy owners in Week 16.

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  Texans | T.J. Yates clears protocol    Mon Dec 25, 06:20 PM

Updating a previous report, Houston Texans QB T.J. Yates (head) has been cleared to return to the Week 16 game after going through the concussion protocol.

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  Texans | T.J. Yates leaves game    Mon Dec 25, 06:19 PM

Houston Texans QB T.J. Yates (undisclosed) suffered an undisclosed injury in Week 16 and has been replaced by QB Taylor Heinicke.

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  Texans | Houston's Week 16 injury report    Sat Dec 23, 04:55 PM

Houston Texans OG Jeff Allen (concussion), OT Kendall Lamm (concussion) and LB LaTroy Lewis (shoulder) did not participate in practice Saturday, Dec. 23, and have been ruled out for Week 16. DE Jadeveon Clowney (knee, neck), WR DeAndre Hopkins (toe) and OG Xavier Su'a-Filo (groin) were limited during practice but are not on the injury report. OT Julie'n Davenport (shoulder), S Kurtis Drummond (ankle), DE Joel Heath (knee), LB Jelani Jenkins (concussion), C Greg Mancz (knee), WR Braxton Miller (concussion), LB Brian Peters (illness), DE Carlos Watkins (knee) and QB T.J. Yates (knee) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

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  Texans | T.J. Yates ready to play    Sat Dec 23, 04:43 PM

Houston Texans QB T.J. Yates (knee) fully participated in practice Saturday, Dec. 23, and is not on the injury report for Week 16.

Footballguys view: Yates is going up against the Steelers on Monday night. He's only an option for super deep leagues as a streaming option.

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  Texans | T.J. Yates takes part in practice    Fri Dec 22, 04:59 PM

Houston Texans QB T.J. Yates (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 22.

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  Texans | T.J. Yates fully participates in practice    Thu Dec 21, 07:45 PM

Houston Texans QB T.J. Yates (knee) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Dec. 21.

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  Texans | T.J. Yates to start in Week 16    Thu Dec 21, 12:41 AM

Houston Texans QB T.J. Yates will start in Week 16 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to head coach Bill O'Brien. QB Tom Savage was classified as 'a ways off' from playing by O'Brien.

Footballguys view: Too.....many....jokes.....OK, now that we've gathered ourselves and ignored that perfect setup for a joke about Savage and being "a ways off," we'll simply put it this way -- there's no way you want to role with Yates in your championship (or any other game) against the Steelers.

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  Texans | T.J. Yates struggles in road loss    Sun Dec 17, 10:45 PM

Houston Texans QB T.J. Yates completed just 12 of his 31 pass attempts for 128 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the Week 15 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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  Texans | T.J. Yates likely to start    Mon Dec 11, 10:33 AM

Houston Texans QB T.J. Yates is likely to start in Week 15 in place of QB Tom Savage (concussion), according to head coach Bill O'Brien.

Footballguys view: Yates came in for Tom Savage on Sunday against the 49ers and threw for 175 yards and two touchdowns in the loss. This upcoming game against the Jaguars should prove to be much more difficult for Yates and the Texans passing game.

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  Texans | Two scores for T.J. Yates    Sun Dec 10, 09:55 PM

Houston Texans QB T.J. Yates completed 14 of his 26 passes for 175 yards and two touchdowns after taking over for QB Tom Savage (concussion) in a 26-16 loss to the San Francisco 49ers in Week 14.

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  Texans | T.J. Yates to be No. 2 QB    Sat Nov 4, 02:51 PM

Houston Texans QB T.J. Yates will serve as the backup quarterback against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 9.

Footballguys view: The Texans did add Matt McGloin after Watson's injury. McGloin played under Texans head coach Bill O'Brien in college at Penn State. It shouldn't take him long to get up to speed in the offense. In the meantime, Yates is the veteran behind starter Tom Savage.

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  Texans | Deshaun Watson placed on IR    Fri Nov 3, 04:17 PM

Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Friday, Nov. 3. The team also signed QB T.J. Yates (Bills). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Texans | T.J. Yates signing with Houston    Fri Nov 3, 08:03 AM

Free-agent QB T.J. Yates (Bills) will sign with the Houston Texans Friday, Nov. 3.

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  Bengals | Three QBs work out for Bengals    Fri Oct 6, 07:48 PM

Free-agent QBs Matt Barkley (49ers), Matt McGloin (Eagles) and T.J. Yates (Bills) worked out for the Cincinnati Bengals Thursday, Oct. 5, according to a source.

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  Titans | Tennessee works out several quarterbacks    Tue Oct 3, 12:27 PM

Free-agent QBs Brandon Weeden, Matt Barkley, Matt McGloin and T.J. Yates worked out for the Tennessee Titans on Tuesday, Oct. 3, according to a source.

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  Bills | T.J. Yates released from IR    Tue Sep 12, 07:30 PM

Buffalo Bills QB T.J. Yates (concussion) was released from the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Sept. 12.

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  Bills | T.J. Yates goes to IR    Tue Sep 5, 03:45 PM

Buffalo Bills QB T.J. Yates (concussion) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Sept. 6. Free-agent FS Colt Anderson (Bills) was re-signed in a corresponding move.

Footballguys view: They just signed Joe Webb, but it looks like rookie Nate Peterman will be the backup to Tyrod Taylor to open the season.

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  Bills | Two Bills QBs remain in protocol    Tue Aug 29, 11:02 AM

Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (concussion) and QB T.J. Yates (concussion) remain in the concussion protocol Tuesday, Aug. 29.

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  Bills | T.J. Yates has concussion    Sun Aug 27, 04:29 PM

Buffalo Bills QB T.J. Yates (concussion) will not participate in practice Sunday, Aug. 27, because he is in the concussion protocol.

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  Bills | T.J. Yates signs with Bills    Mon Apr 10, 12:10 PM

Free-agent QB T.J. Yates (Dolphins) agreed with the Buffalo Bills Monday, April 10, on an undisclosed contract.

Footballguys view: Yates will just be a camp arm/reserve quarterback for the Bills. They have Tyrod Taylor as their starter, and Cardale Jones is seen as a strong-armed developmental quarterback.

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  Bills | Buffalo meets with T.J. Yates    Fri Apr 7, 04:30 PM

Free-agent QB T.J. Yates (Dolphins) met with the Buffalo Bills Friday, April 7.

Footballguys view: The Bills just need a camp arm or veteran backup behind Tyrod Taylor.

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  Dolphins | T.J. Yates headed to Miami    Tue Dec 13, 01:27 PM

Free-agent QB T.J. Yates (Texans) will sign with the Miami Dolphins, according to a source.

Footballguys view: With Ryan Tannehill likely to miss the rest of the regular season, the Dolphins needed an added quarterback. Yates will be the backup to Matt Moore as the Dolphins try to make it into the postseason.

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  Broncos | Denver works out several players    Tue Dec 6, 06:11 PM

Free-agent QBs Sean Renfree (Falcons) and T.J. Yates (Texans), free-agent RBs Bernard Pierce (Jets) and Zac Brooks (Seahawks) and free-agent WR Keshawn Martin (49ers) worked out for the Denver Broncos Tuesday, Dec. 6.

Footballguys view: The Broncos are just updating their emergency list here. Working out both quarterbacks is an interesting sign since Trevor Siemian is ailing from a foot injury. We'll know more about Siemian's availability later this week in practice as the Broncos prepare to travel to face the Titans in Week 14.

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  Patriots | T.J. Yates a possibility in Week 4?    Sun Sep 25, 01:27 AM

Free-agent QB T.J. Yates is a possible option for the New England Patriots in Week 4 if they feel that QBs Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) and Jacoby Brissett (thumb) won't be healthy enough to play, according to ESPN's Mike Reiss. The Patriots worked out Yates on Sept. 20.

Footballguys view: The Patriots could probably win with Yates against the ailing Bills next week. Unless the quarterback is Jimmy Garoppolo, LeGarrette Blount will be the only safe play in the New England offense.

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  Patriots | Two quarterbacks work out for Pats    Tue Sep 20, 07:24 PM

Free-agent QBs T.J. Yates (Texans) and Sean Renfree (Falcons) worked out for the New England Patriots Tuesday, Sept. 20.

Footballguys view: Neither one signed a deal with the Pats. This is a sign they're comfortable with a Jimmy Garoppolo/Jacoby Brissett combination on Thursday night against a tough Texans defense. There are some who think Garoppolo could start in Week 3.

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  NFL | T.J. Yates cleared to play    Tue Aug 30, 04:09 PM

Free-agent QB T.J. Yates (Texans) has been fully cleared after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament last season, according to a source.

Footballguys view: A team that could show interest in Yates is Denver -- especially if (when?) they cut Mark Sanchez. Yates came up under Gary Kubiak during his time in Denver. He knows the system, and Yates would give the Broncos a veteran presence behind starter Trevor Siemian and future starter Paxton Lynch.

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  Texans | Tom Savage impressing in training camp    Sun Aug 7, 10:18 AM

Houston Texans QB Tom Savage has had an impressive first week of training camp, according to head coach Bill O'Brien. 'He's really worked hard to change his body, become stronger, become quicker, quicker release,' O'Brien said. 'He has a much better knowledge of our offense. It takes a while for that position. The only thing Tom needs is an opportunity. Tom is a good football player and he's put a lot of time in to get to where he is right now.' Savage is competing with QBs Brandon Weeden and T.J. Yates to serve as the backup to QB Brock Osweiler.

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  Texans | T.J. Yates to have surgery    Thu Dec 24, 03:07 PM

Houston Texans QB T.J. Yates (knee) will undergo surgery on his torn anterior cruciate ligament Monday, Dec. 28. He hopes to be back in time for training camp next offseason.

Footballguys view: Yates was a solid backup and should have shot at a roster spot again next year, though Tom Savage could take it.

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  Texans | T.J. Yates placed on IR    Mon Dec 21, 04:47 PM

Houston Texans QB T.J. Yates (knee) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Monday, Dec. 21, after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in Week 15.

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  Texans | T.J. Yates has torn ACL    Mon Dec 21, 01:49 PM

Houston Texans QB T.J. Yates (knee) has been diagnosed with torn anterior cruciate ligament, according to sources.

Footballguys view: With Brian Hoyer still in the concussion protocol, we should see Brandon Weeden as the starter for the Texans. We'll see if Hoyer can get cleared to play after missing the Week 15 game against the Colts with his second concussion in the last month.

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  Texans | T.J. Yates out for the season    Sun Dec 20, 03:54 PM

Houston Texans QB T.J. Yates (knee) is believed to have suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament during the team's Week 15 game and will miss the rest of the season.

Footballguys view: The Texans are the AFC South leaders and likely to be relying on Brandon Weeden to bring home the division and home playoff game in January.

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  Texans | T.J. Yates, Cecil Shorts out    Sun Dec 20, 02:44 PM

Houston Texans QB T.J. Yates (knee) and WR Cecil Shorts (groin) have been ruled out for the rest of the game in Week 15 against the Indianapolis Colts.

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  Texans | T.J. Yates injures knee    Sun Dec 20, 02:24 PM

Houston Texans QB T.J. Yates (knee) went to the locker room with a knee injury in Week 15 against the Indianapolis Colts.

Footballguys view: Brandon Weeden is in. The Texans aren't dead if they lose this game because they still have Tennessee and Jacksonville left, but it would be a huge blow to their playoff chances.

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  Texans | Brian Hoyer ruled out    Wed Dec 16, 01:41 PM

Houston Texans QB Brian Hoyer (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 15 against the Indianapolis Colts. QB T.J. Yates will start the game.

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  Texans | Brian Hoyer doubtful for Week 15    Mon Dec 14, 04:24 PM

Houston Texans QB Brian Hoyer (concussion, neck, wrist) is doubtful to play in Week 15 against the Indianapolis Colts after he suffered his second concussion of the season in Week 14, according to head coach Bill O'Brien.

Footballguys view: Hoyer was sacked five times against the New England Patriots on Sunday night. He suffered memory loss when he had a concussion against the Cincinnati Bengals Nov. 16. QB T.J. Yates is being prepared to start against the Colts.

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  Texans | T.J. Yates prepping to start    Mon Dec 14, 11:54 AM

Houston Texans QB T.J. Yates is preparing to start Sunday, Dec. 20, with QB Brian Hoyer (concussion) sidelined with a concussion, according to a source.

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  Texans | T.J. Yates remains No. 2 quarterback    Mon Nov 23, 01:57 AM

Houston Texans QB T.J. Yates led the team to a second straight win in Week 11, but head coach Bill O'Brien said Sunday, Nov. 22, that when QB Brian Hoyer (concussion) is healthy Yates will head back to the bench. 'Hoyer is our starter,' O'Brien said. 'When he comes back, when he's healthy, he'll come back in there and we've spoken to T.J. about that.'

Footballguys view: Yates is a valuable veteran backup, but the team has been clear that Hoyer is their starter. Neither are great fantasy options unless you play in 2QB/QB-flex leagues.

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  Texans | T.J. Yates to start in Week 11    Fri Nov 20, 07:37 PM

Houston Texans QB T.J. Yates will start in Week 11 against the New York Jets with QB Brian Hoyer (concussion) sidelined.

Footballguys view: Yates is a seasoned veteran, and honestly it's not a huge downgrade from Hoyer. The team should have a gameplan in place where Yates targets DeAndre Hopkins early and often. It's a tough matchup against the Jets, but we feel Hopkins should still produce around WR1 levels. Nobody is starting Yates unless you play in a deep QB-flex/2-QB league.

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  Texans | Brian Hoyer unlikely to start    Wed Nov 18, 06:12 PM

Houston Texans QB Brian Hoyer (concussion) is unlikely to start in Week 11 against the New York Jets, according to sources, which means QB T.J. Yates is expected to start.

Footballguys view: Nothing is set in stone right now, but fantasy owners need to move forward as if Hoyer is out. That's a slight downgrade for DeAndre Hopkins, but we feel Yates will force feed the ball to the superstar wide receiver.

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  Texans | T.J. Yates leads team to win    Tue Nov 17, 12:41 AM

Houston Texans QB T.J. Yates completed five of his 11 pass attempts for 69 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in the Week 10 win against the Cincinnati Bengals, subbing for the injured QB Brian Hoyer (concussion).

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  Texans | T.J. Yates signs    Tue Oct 27, 07:19 PM

Free-agent QB T.J. Yates (Falcons) signed an undisclosed deal with the Houston Texans Tuesday, Oct. 27.

Footballguys view: This signing makes a lot of sense for the Texans as Yates has plenty of experience with the team. He will serve as the backup to QB Brian Hoyer for the rest of the season.

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  Texans | Plan to sign T.J. Yates    Tue Oct 27, 02:32 PM

Free-agent QB T.J. Yates (Falcons) could be rejoining the Houston Texans in light of the release of QB Ryan Mallett, according to sources. QB Brian Hoyer is currently the only quarterback on the Texans' roster.

Footballguys view: Yates is a good call for a backup quarterback. He'll give them valuable veteran depth, and Yates won't be late or any sort of problem in the locker room.

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  Falcons | T.J. Yates will not make team    Fri Sep 4, 04:37 PM

Atlanta Falcons QB T.J. Yates was released Friday, Sept. 4.

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  Falcons | Atlanta working out Rex Grossman    Tue Aug 25, 01:00 PM

Updating a previous item, the Atlanta Falcons are working out free-agent QB Rex Grossman (Redskins) Tuesday, Aug. 25. Backup QBs T.J. Yates and Sean Renfree have failed to do much during training camp.

Footballguys view: Zero surprise here. Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan is a supporter of Grossman from their time working together with the Washington Redskins, Houston Texans and Cleveland Browns. The seasoned veteran knows the Shanahan offense like the back of his hand.

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