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QB Tyrod Taylor will need "practice time" before playing in a game

Tyrod Taylor and his injured hamstring are getting better, but whether or not the latter enables the former to play this Sunday at Arizona remains to be seen.

The Texans quarterback was injured in Week 2 at Cleveland and placed on the Reserve/Injured (IR) list shortly after. He's now eligible to come off IR, but Head Coach David Culley isn't ready to name him the starter for the Week 7 contest with the Cardinals.

"We are just going to go day-to-day with him right now and just kind of see on Wednesday where he is at," Culley said during a Monday morning press conference. "Go from there with it."

In three halves of football, Taylor completed 70.5% of his passes for 416 yards, with three touchdowns and zero interceptions. He also ran five times for 55 yards and a score, and his passer rating was 122.9.

Of the 18 drives he was under center for Houston, nine ended in a score - six of which were touchdown drives. Last week, Culley said Taylor will start whenever he is healthy enough to go. On Monday, Culley explained the Texans will want to see the 11-year NFL veteran get some practice reps before taking game action.

"We won't just bring him back and throw him into the game," Culley said. "He will have to have some practice time, and we'll treat him that way just like the other guys who have been out."

Rookie QB Davis Mills has started in Taylor's place the last four games.

The Texans fly to Arizona on Saturday, where they'll face the Cardinals on Sunday at 3:25 p.m. CT.

The next time you can see the Texans at NRG Stadium will be on October 31 as they host the Los Angeles Rams in Week 8. Kickoff is set for noon CT. Click here for tickets.

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