Coach David Culley named Davis Mills Houston's starting quarterback for the rest of the season, relegating Taylor to backup duties, Drew Dougherty of the Texans' official site reports. Taylor was cleared to return after suffering a wrist injury last week against the Colts, but Mills remained in the contest and will retain the starting job going forward. Taylor has played in six games this season and completed 91 of 150 passes for 966 yards with five touchdowns and five interceptions while also rushing 19 times for 151 yards and three more scores.
Taylor (wrist) was a full participant in practice Wednesday. Per Deepi Sidhu of the Texans' official site, Taylor, who suffered a hyperextension of his left wrist in this past Sunday's loss to the Colts, shared first-team quarterback reps with Davis Mills on Wednesday. While head coach David Culley said a decision on the team's starting signal-caller for Week 14 -- and potentially for the rest of the season -- has yet to be made, he noted that Taylor's wrist issue won't be a factor in that call. Meanwhile, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston, citing league sources, reports that Mills is expected to get the starting nod, though an official announcement on that front may not arrive until the end of the week.
Taylor (wrist) is practicing Wednesday but isn't expected to start Sunday's game against the Seahawks, with the Texans likely turning the offense back over to rookie quarterback Davis Mills, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports. Taylor's poor performance since returning from injured reserve Week 9 already made a demotion to the No. 2 role a possibility before reports surfaced Monday indicating that the veteran signal-caller has torn ligaments in his left wrist. The injury is likely one the right-handed quarterback is able to play through, but Taylor looks poised to finish out the season as a backup even if the Texans are comfortable with his health. Of course, there's still time for another flip-flop, with five games remaining and Mills yet to win an NFL start. The Texans went 0-6 with the rookie under center Weeks 3 through 8.
Taylor is believed to have suffered torn ligaments in his non-throwing wrist, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Taylor will undergo an MRI on Monday to determine the severity of the injury that forced him out of Sunday's blowout loss to the Colts, but if he's indeed suffered torn ligaments, the veteran will be in real danger of missing time. Rookie third-round pick Davis Mills would stand to slot into the starting lineup versus Seattle in Week 14 if Taylor can't go.
Taylor (wrist) hasn't yet been ruled out for Week 14 against the Seahawks, Deepi Sidhu of the Texans' official site reports. Taylor was replaced by Davis Mills during Sunday's blowout loss to the Colts after suffering a possible hyperextension of his wrist. Per Sidhu, Taylor will undergo an MRI on Monday to determine the severity of his injury. A final decision on the Week 14 starter won't be made until the results of Taylor's MRI are available, and perhaps not until the Texans have had a chance to evaluate the veteran at practice.
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