In Week 2, Houston Texans Tyrod Taylor received off to a terrific begin in opposition to the Cleveland Browns till an damage sidelined him for the second half.
Week 2 Tyrod Taylor got off to a great start against the Cleveland Browns until an injury sidelined him for the second half.
“He has a hamstring,” said head coach David Culley. “I’m not sure how hard it is, but he has a hamstring and it was so strong that he couldn’t play in the second half.”
In the first two quarters, the Houston Texans veteran QB completed 10-of-11 passes for 125 yards, a touchdown, and a 144.3 passer rating. Taylor also scored on a 15-yard touchdown run to put Houston 14-7 ahead in the second quarter. Taylor took every snapshot but didn’t return after half time with a hamstring injury.
“It was actually just before half-time,” said Culley of the injury. “He came off the sideline and ran to the left and he kind of stopped and I knew something was wrong but he thought he was fine but when we got in and we saw that he pulled it pretty well.”
Rookie Davis Mills came into play in the second half, finishing 8-of-18 for 102 yards, a touchdown pass and an interception in the Texans’ 31-21 loss to Browns. Drafted in the third round by Stanford, rookie QB made his first touchdown pass of his career to WR Brandin Cooks, a two-yard reception that reduced Cleveland’s lead to 24-21.
The Texans have a short week of hosting the Carolina Panthers on Thursday Night Football. If Taylor can’t play, Mills could make his first NFL start in Week 3.
“When I go to every game I have to prepare like I’m the starter,” said Mills. “So, I mean going forward is the same thing.”
In addition to Taylor, WRs Danny Amendola and Nico Collins were also excluded for the remainder of the game. Amendola had a catch for nine yards and left with a hamstring injury. Collins caught a pass for 32 yards and suffered a shoulder injury.
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