T.J. Yates News Archive

T.J. Yates appreciates officials pulling him

Even though he was eventually cleared and returned to the game — and even though he was in a hurry — Houston Texans quarterback T.J. Yates said he was glad referee Bill Vinovich pulled him Monday night. At a time when the league’s concussion protocol has been modified, Yates had a lengthy stay in the blue tent before eventually coming back into the game.

Texans QB T.J. Yates to start against Steelers

For Texans quarterback T.J. Yates, the starting job that eluded him for years is firmly within his grasp. Yates will start his second consecutive game Monday against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Texans coach Bill O’Brien affirmed that Yates will remain the starter. He didn’t rule out quarterback Tom Savage for the remainder of the season, but he’s a “ways off” in terms of being cleared.

T.J. Yates a stopgap specialist for Texans

T.J. Yates always will be part of Houston Texans history because of his contributions in 2011 and 2015 when he answered SOS calls from Gary Kubiak and Bill O'Brien and provided victories both times. Yates came close against the 49ers. When Tom Savage suffered a concussion, Yates came off the bench to play for the first time since December 2015.

Texans planning to start T.J. Yates this week

The Houston Texans are preparing to start their third quarterback of the season on Sunday. Texans coach Bill O’Brien said today that he’s expecting T.J. Yates to start in place of Tom Savage, who was injured in yesterday’s loss to the 49ers. Yates showed some promise in Sunday’s game, completing 14 of 26 passes for 175 yards, with two touchdowns and no interceptions.

Recap: Former UNC Players in the NFL - Week 14

Mitch Trubisky (Chicago Bears) played his best game as a pro, leading the Bears to a 33-7 victory over Cincinnati. He completed 25 of 32 passes for 271 yards and a touchdown. Trubisky also ran for five yards and a touchdown. T.J. Yates (Houston Texans) saw his first action of the season against the 49ers. Yates was 14-for-26 for 175 yards and two touchdowns.

Texans QB T.J. Yates appreciates the practice snaps

As the Houston Texans' backup quarterback, T.J. Yates is always striving to stay sharp. Running the scout team doesn't exactly do the trick, though. Yates has been taking some snaps with the first-team offense behind starter Tom Savage this week. "You have to be ready. That's kind of the life of a quarterback in this league if you're not a starting guy," Yates said.

Texans backup T.J. Yates getting some first-team reps

One week after rejoining the Texans, backup quarterback T.J. Yates is getting some snaps with the first-team. Starting quarterback Tom Savage struggled against the Indianapolis Colts. Although Texans coach Bill O'Brien said it wasn't abnormal for the backup to get some reps, this does raise a few eyebrows on whether there will be a quick hook for Savage.

Houston Texans to sign quarterback T.J. Yates

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that in addition to Matt McGloin, the Houston Texans are signing quarterback T.J. Yates, according to a source informed of the situation. Both veterans will back up Tom Savage after Watson went down with a torn ACL in Thursday's practice. Yates earned the franchise's first-ever playoff victory back in 2011 over the Cincinnati Bengals.

The Circle of Life

Our condolences to the family of Greg Bunce, who died Saturday Oct. 14. Our best wishes to Mike Hobgood, who suffered a major heart attack on Oct. 11th but is recovering. And congratulations to T.J. Yates, whose wife Amy delivered Theodore James Yates on Wednesday Oct. 11th. Teddy Yates weighed 2 pounds, 7 ounces upon delivery at 30 weeks.

Chansky’s Notebook: A Game To Remember

The last time Notre Dame visited Chapel Hill? You won’t believe it. The Fighting Irish were last here during the 2008 season, Butch Davis’ second as the Tar Heel coach and his first of three bowl teams. But if I were to tell you that UNC won the game without injured quarterback T.J Yates, and back-up Cameron Sexton was the star, would you remember it that way?

Buffalo Bills Release QB T.J. Yates

The Buffalo Bills have reached an injury settlement and released quarterback T.J. Yates a week after he was placed on injured reserve with a concussion. Yates, who was signed by the Bills to be the backup to Tyrod Taylor, suffered his head injury in the team’s third preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens. The Bills head to Carolina on Sunday.

T.J. Yates, Brandon Tate Make Buffalo Bills 53-Man Roster

The Buffalo Bills decided to keep three quarterbacks on their final 53-man roster: starter Tyrod Taylor, rookie Nathan Peterman and veteran backup T.J. Yates. The addition of a return specialist raises questions about whether veteran returner Brandon Tate will remain on the Bills’ roster.

Bills' T.J. Yates Demoted to No. 3?

Buffalo Bills rookie Nathan Peterman will serve as the No. 2 quarterback Thursday against the Philadelphia Eagles, and for now it looks like he's passed T.J. Yates. The fact the Bills have a good amount of rebuilding to do seems to favor Peterman as well, though at least Yates still has time -- and three preseason games -- to reclaim his status.

Questions abound for UNC as ACC Kickoff approaches

It has been roughly a decade since the Tar Heels failed to put a quality passer on the field. UNC’s last four starters included Mitch Trubisky (No. 2 overall pick in April’s NFL draft), Marquise Williams (10,423 total career yards), Bryn Renner (64 career TD passes) and T.J. Yates (entering his 7th NFL season). So, LSU transfer Brandon Harris is following in footsteps that made their mark.

T.J. Yates steals the show at Bills' minicamp practice

Signed this offseason to replace E.J. Manuel as the veteran backup to Tyrod Taylor, T.J. Yates stole the show on the second day of minicamp. By our count, Yates went 16-for-21, tossing a touchdown during goal line work and capping off his two-minute offense rep with a score as well. Yates displayed a veteran poise on the two-minute drill.

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