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T.J. Yates

T.J. Yates - #13 - QB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 4"/ 219 lbs.
Birthday 05/28/1987
Birthplace Marietta, GA
College North Carolina
Years played 3
Drafted 2011, 5th round, 21st pick by Texans

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Rating Yds TD
11.7 38 0

Texans make RB change

Posted Sept. 27, 2011 @ 4:24 p.m. ET
The Texans have signed RB Chris Ogbonnaya from their practice squad and released former featured back Steve Slaton.

The First Fifteen: Week Four

Posted Sept. 27, 2011 @ 1:10 p.m. ET
Time for Chris Johnson to step up, dissecting the 3-0 Lions, awaiting the fun that is Ravens-Jets and plenty of other tidbits to look for in Sunday's upcoming games.

Struggles in red zone come back to bite Texans

Posted Sept. 26, 2011 @ 6:15 p.m. ET
After finishing the season ranked fifth overall in red-zone efficiency a season ago, the Texans are 30th in the league in that department through three weeks.

Brees brings Saints back in 40-33 win over Houston

Posted Sept. 25, 2011 @ 4:47 p.m. ET
Drew Brees passed for 370 yards and three touchdowns, and twice led the Saints back from fourth-quarter deficits in a 40-33 victory over the Texans on Sunday.

Playoff football a distant memory for these teams

Posted Sept. 25, 2011 @ 3:16 a.m. ET
Teams with the longest current playoff droughts include the Bills, whose last postseason action, in the '99 season, was ended by the "Music City Miracle."

Rookie P Hartmann easing Texans' concerns with fast start

Posted Sept. 23, 2011 @ 3:21 p.m. ET
The Texans rolled the dice on undrafted rookie P Brett Hartmann, who is making the club look good for its decision.

Texans OL Butler placed on injured reserve

Posted Sept. 22, 2011 @ 5:47 p.m. ET
The Texans have placed OT Rashad Butler on injured reserve because of an elbow sprain.

Phillips transforming Texans' 'D'

Posted Sept. 22, 2011 @ 1:12 p.m. ET
Proven coordinator Wade Phillips is working his magic in turning around Houston's maligned defense.

First Fifteen: Early look at Week Three

Posted Sept. 20, 2011 @ 12:20 p.m. ET
In this week's edition of the First Fifteen, we focus on the 2-0 and 0-2 teams as we reach a critical early juncture in the young 2011 season.

Texans improve to 2-0 with win in Miami

Posted Sept. 18, 2011 @ 7:23 p.m. ET
Matt Schaub and Andre Johnson helped the Texans hand the Dolphins their 11th home loss in their last 12 home games.

Texans place rookie CB Carmichael on I.R.

Posted Sept. 16, 2011 @ 3:31 p.m. ET
The Texans placed CB Roc Carmichael on injured reserve on Friday, ending the season for the fourth-round draft pick.

Texans' Achilles' heel may be lack of WR depth

Posted Sept. 16, 2011 @ 3:18 a.m. ET
The Texans avoided a blow when WR Kevin Walter escaped Week One with only a bruised shoulder, but a lack of depth at the position is a concern.

Texans re-sign WR Anderson

Posted Sept. 13, 2011 @ 7:05 p.m. ET
The Texans re-signed WR David Anderson to fill a void at wideout with Kevin Walter nursing a shoulder injury.

Texans' Walter has bad bruise, not fracture

Posted Sept. 13, 2011 @ 3:09 a.m. ET
Texans WR Kevin Walter has a badly bruised collarbone, not the fractured collarbone that had been initially reported Monday.

Texans roll past Manning-less Colts

Posted Sept. 11, 2011 @ 5:10 p.m. ET
The Colts looked lost without Peyton Manning and the Texans took advantage, with Jacoby Jones returning a punt 79 yards for a touchdown in a 34-7 rout Sunday.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Jan. 16, 2012
Yates threw three interceptions in a 20-13 playoff defeat to Baltimore on Sunday.||||||| The three interceptions matched the total he had in six regular season games.
Posted Jan. 08, 2012
Yates helped the Texans to a 31-10 victory over the bungling Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday in an AFC wild-card game.||||||| Yates was 11 of 20 for 159 yards and one score. He became the answer to a trivia question as the Texans' first-ever postseason QB.
Posted Dec. 12, 2011
Yates threw for 300 yards and two TDs - including the game-winning score with two seconds remaining - during Sunday's 20-19 win at Cincinnati.||||||| While fantasy owners surely weren't expecting much from Yates, the fifth-round pick out of North Carolina delivered in a big way - helping the Texans clinch their best playoff berth in franchise history. Yates seems to have developed a good rapport with tight end Owen Daniels, finding him seven times for 100 yards. Yates could be in for another big day in Week 15 against a Carolina defense struggling against the pass.

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