Tyrod Taylor is back.
Texans Head Coach David Culley met with the media Thursday morning at NRG Stadium and said the veteran will start at quarterback this Sunday against the Dolphins.
"He's healthy and he's our starting quarterback," Culley said. "There's no setbacks in the hamstring. He's been just fine, and hopefully he's that way today and tomorrow."
Taylor injured a hamstring late in the first half of the Week 2 loss at Cleveland. He began the season as the team's starting quarterback, completing 21-of-33 passes for 291 yards, with two touchdowns and zero interceptions in a Week 1 victory over the Jaguars. The next week, he completed 10 of the 11 passes he threw for 102 yards and a score. He also ran for a 15-yard touchdown and the Texans went into the half tied at 14-all with the Browns. Taylor injured his hamstring in that second quarter and rookie QB Davis Mills has been under center since.
Culley explained what Taylor did so well in his first two starts of the season.
"He did what a veteran quarterback is supposed to do," Culley said. "He executed our offense. He ran it well. He distributed the ball around. We were able to run the ball because of his ability to be able to run. He got a bunch of off-schedule stuff for us. Hopefully those same things start to happen."
Taylor and the Texans are practicing Thursday and Friday at the Houston Methodist Training Center. The team leaves for Miami on Saturday and will face the Dolphins in Miami Gardens, Florida on Sunday at Noon CT.
The next time you can see the Texans at NRG Stadium will be on November 28 as they host the New York Jets in Week 12. Kickoff is set for noon CT.Click here for tickets.