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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

Mitchell vying to be Texans' top nose tackle

Posted March 18, 2011 @ 11:52 a.m. ET
Earl Mitchell, who could be the Texans' starting nose tackle next season, is working out on his own and watching Cowboys' DVDs with an eye on getting up to speed in Wade Phillips' 3-4 scheme. 

Packers solid NFC favorites in Nevada

Posted March 08, 2011 @ 11:36 a.m. ET
In his first offseason look at conference-title and Super Bowl odds, PFW's Mike Wilkening sees a case for the Packers being clear NFC favorites — and wonders if a long shot can't surprise in the AFC.

Texans add defensive assistant

Posted March 04, 2011 @ 4:03 p.m. ET
The Texans hired Bobby King as a defensive assistant, the team announced on Friday.

TE Daniels signs new deal with Texans

Posted March 03, 2011 @ 1:06 p.m. ET
Owen Daniels will remain a Texan for at least four more seasons after signing an extension Thursday.

AFC South free-agent preview

Posted March 03, 2011 @ 7 a.m. ET
With the owners and players mired in negotiations, the beginning of free agency is likely to be delayed. Yet, PFW examines the free-agent picture for each club, with the AFC South featured today.

Texans' Quin might move to free safety

Posted Feb. 27, 2011 @ 12:05 p.m. ET
Texans CB Glover Quin could be in the mix at free safety next season, head coach Gary Kubiak said at the NFL Scouting Combine. The Texans released Eugene Wilson, their starting free safety in 2010, on Feb. 18.

Report: Texans RB Foster has knee scoped

Posted Feb. 23, 2011 @ 3:08 p.m. ET
Texans RB Arian Foster underwent minor arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, according to PFW correspondent John McClain.

Texans waive veteran FS Wilson, four others

Posted Feb. 18, 2011 @ 4:43 p.m. ET
The Texans released five players Friday, including FS Eugene Wilson, who started 13 games last season.

AFC South 2010 season-in-review team reports

Posted Feb. 16, 2011 @ 9:18 a.m. ET
Texans RB Arian Foster exploded onto the NFL scene with 231 rushing yards and three touchdowns in a Week One win over the Colts. He went on to lead the league in rushing with 1,616 yards.

Four new coaches on Texans' staff

Posted Feb. 11, 2011 @ 4:50 p.m. ET
The Texans agreed to terms with four assistant coaches on Friday, including former Cowboys assistant Reggie Herring and ex-49ers secondary coach Vance Joseph.

Texans' return game sputtered in 2010

Posted Feb. 06, 2011 @ 7:26 p.m. ET
Its struggles may have been lost in a season defined by some draining losses and subpar defensive play, but the Texans' return game was far from a strength in 2010.

All-time greats and busts among defensive top picks

Posted Jan. 30, 2011 @ 12:51 p.m. ET
The NFList looks at the last seven defensive players selected No. 1 overall, dating back to DE Bruce Smith in 1985, and examines how they fared.

Texans' plans at nose tackle remain to be seen

Posted Jan. 22, 2011 @ 11:52 p.m. ET
One of the many questions facing the Texans in the transition from a 4-3 defense to a 3-4 is who will play nose tackle.

Diligence propelled Texans' Foster to breakout season

Posted Jan. 21, 2011 @ 2:12 p.m. ET
Texans RB Arian Foster is the winner of the Pro Football Weekly/PFWA 2010 Most Improved Player of the Year.

Texans FB Leach's physicality sets him apart

Posted Jan. 14, 2011 @ 12:29 p.m. ET
FB Vonta Leach's importance to the Texans' running game was not lost on Pro Bowl voters.

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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