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Are the Houston Texans Missing Former Quarterback T.J. Yates?

When the Houston Texans traded quarterback T.J. Yates to the Atlanta Falcons part of the team's history went with him. He did win the franchise's first playoff game during his rookie season, but since than he just didn't have much to offer. After barley playing in 2012 he was given a quick hook in 2013 after imploding against the Rams in mid-October.He never set foot...
Via FatManWriting
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons QB T.J. Yates named a top-5 hero in NFL from last week

Most people consider the final preseason game as a throwaway; regular starters don’t play, so it’s reserved mostly for guys who will be selling insurance three days later. But that notion, while grounded in some element of truth, isn’t 100 percent accurate. In fact, some on the bubble were able to play their way onto (and off of) rosters last week. Who fell into each category...
Via cover32 - Falcons
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Yates makes a fine debut for the Falcons in win over Dolphins

Falcons backup quarterback T.J. Yates, a native of Marietta, had a fine debut with his hometown team. The Falcons acquired the former Pope High standout in a trade with the Houston Texans on June 18th after their offseason training program was completed. The Falcons sent linebacker Akeem Dent to the Texans for Yates, and released last season’s backup Dominique Davis. Despite...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

I Hate Thursday: Goodbye T.J. Yates, Hello Ryan Fitzpatrick

In this week’s edition of “I Hate Thursday” we recap the Houston Texans and their decision to say good-bye to T.J. Yates while giving Ryan Fitzpatrick the nod to become the team starter. I did already have some form of a take on this yesterday, but I will try to explain more in-depth as to why this is a mistake. First off, yes Yates wasn’t as good as advertised. In 2011,...
Via cover32 - Texans
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans ended up trading T.J. Yates to the Falcons

We reported on Tuesday that the Texans released quarterback T.J. Yates. Well that’s actually not the case. Per @ProFootballTalk, once word got out #Texans would be releasing Yates, teams started calling. Suddenly, he had value & no deadline to cut — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 19, 2014 The Falcons traded linebacker Akeem Dent to Houston for Yates. Falcons trade linebacker...
Via Pro Football Zone
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans Trade T.J. Yates to the Falcons

The Houston Texans have traded quarterback T.J. Yates to the Atlanta Falcons for linebacker Akeem Dent. Despite media reports Yates was never officially waived by the Texans which means that Yates was still on the 90 man roster of the Texans. The move gets Yates is originally from Georgia so he returns back home to join the Falcons. The deal will become official after both players...
Via State of the Texans
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Texans Release T.J. Yates

The Houston Texans have released quarterback T.J. Yates according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. This comes as a surprise with the recent activity the Texans have made in the recent days concerning the quarterback situation. Yates looked solid throughout OTAs and was present on the first Mandatory Mini-Camp which started today. It has been confirmed through Yates’ agent...
Via State of the Texans
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Heels in the Pro’s: Could Yates be seeing playing time?

Heels in the Pro’s: T.J. YatesIn Chapel Hill some of the fans have been wondering about the team’s quarterback, Bryn Renner. The questions being raised are from whether or not it is the gunslinger’s fault of what is going on with the squad, all the way to the possibility if Renner should be benched, especially since right now he is battling an injury. But, from the sounds of...
October 02, 2013  |  Discuss

The Forgotten One, T.J. Yates

It seems like it was a lifetime ago that a rookie quarterback drafted in the 5th round took the city of Houston by storm to lead the Houston Texans to their first playoff appearance and win in franchise history. Now T.J. Yates is almost two full years removed from that magical season when he started 6 games for the most storied team in franchise history in 2011. Yates at OTAs. Expectations...
Via State of the Texans
July 02, 2013  |  Discuss

SOTT Talks to T.J. Yates

If there is one Houston Texans’ player that we had to catch up to it was quarterback T.J. Yates. One of the more beloved Texans to suit up, #13 won the respect of his teammate and Texans fans everywhere. After only leading the most important drive in team history and leading the team to their first ever playoff win, the 2011 season was a blur to Yates. The off-season was a breath...
Via State of the Texans
August 02, 2012  |  Discuss
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