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David Culley to name Texans starting QB vs. Seahawks later this week

The Houston Texans will decide later this week who to name their starting quarterback for their Week 14 matchup against the Seattle Seahawks.

"After we keep evaluating what we are doing and just see where we need to go and what gives us the best chance to win," Head Coach David Culley said Monday. "We'll make it based off of that. It will be later on in the week"

In Sunday's 31-0 loss to the Indianapolis Colts, QB Tyrod Taylor injured his left wrist and left the game in the third quarter and did not return. Rookie Davis Mills finished the rest of the game, completing 6-of-14 for 49 yards. Taylor underwent an MRI on Monday, according to Culley.

"He couldn't grip the ball when the ball was being snapped to him," Culley said. "He was having trouble gripping the ball. His hand was swelling up, and that was why."

Culley plans to name a starter, although an evaluation of the quarterback position will be based on more than just Taylor's availability and MRI results.

"Obviously, the job of our quarterback is to score points and get us into the end zone, and we haven't done that very well," Culley said. "We're going to see what we need to do to get that corrected and that's why we're doing an evaluation right now."

Tyrod Taylor completed 5-of-13 for 45 yards and one interception against the Colts. In his six starts this season, Taylor has thrown for 966 yards, completing 60.7 percent of his passes for five touchdowns and five interceptions and a 76.7 passer rating. He missed six games while on the Reserve/Injured list for a hamstring injury suffered in Week 2 at Cleveland.

See the Texans host the Seahawks on December 12 at NRG Stadium in Week 14.Kickoff is set for noon CT. Click here for tickets

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