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David Culley — Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson will not be lively Thursday night time; Tyrod Taylor day-to-day, getting MRI

HOUSTON — Quarterback Deshaun Watson is not going to be lively for the Houston Texans‘ recreation towards the Carolina Panthers on Thursday night time regardless of starter Tyrod Taylor‘s unsure standing, coach David Culley mentioned Monday.

Taylor is getting an MRI on his left hamstring and is taken into account day-to-day, Culley mentioned.

Taylor was changed by rookie Davis Mills to start out the second half of Sunday’s recreation towards the Cleveland Browns. He injured his hamstring when he ran for a 15-yard landing halfway by means of the second quarter. Taylor completed the second half.

“One thing occurred on the landing,” Culley mentioned. “It wasn’t to the purpose the place he felt he could not go. … The best way he’s, he by no means mentioned something to anyone.”

Culley mentioned Monday that Taylor informed him he was OK and needed to return within the recreation, however the head coach mentioned he needed to verify the harm would not worsen.

“I mentioned, ‘Look, we’re going with Davis [Mills],'” Culley mentioned. “I mentioned, ‘That is for the lengthy haul — this isn’t for the brief haul.'”

Mills completed 8-of-18 passing for 102 yards with a landing go and an interception in the Texans’ 31-21 loss, which dropped them to 1-1 this season. Mills was Houston’s first draft decide — a third-round choice — in April.

Watson was not lively for the Texans’ first two video games this season. He faces 22 lively lawsuits with allegations of sexual assault and inappropriate conduct, however he has not been restricted from participating in workforce actions by the NFL. The quarterback additionally requested a commerce in January as a result of he was not proud of the route of the franchise and the method used to rent basic supervisor Nick Caserio.

The Texans sought a package deal of six gamers and NFL draft picks from groups curious about buying and selling for Watson this summer season, league sources have informed ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

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