The Texans selected Stanford QB Davis Mills with the 67th overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft. A 2-year college starter, Mills posted a 65.8% completion rate, 8.0 yards per attempt and 18 TDs vs. 8 INTs. He was the #1 QB in the 2017 recruiting class (ahead of Tua Tagovailoa), so there's obviously ability here. But Mills is largely unproven. He's also suffered multiple left knee injuries, which teams were reportedly concerned about. Houston's QB situation, of course, is up in the air with Deshaun Watson's legal troubles. Mills joins Tyrod Taylor as QB depth for the Texans.
The Texans expect QB Deshaun Watson to start today against the Bills, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Watson turned up questionable on the final injury report with a chest issue, but he should be good to go for fantasy football lineups.
Texans QB Deshaun Watson is dealing with a chest injury, according to insider Aaron Wilson. Watson took some big shots in Sunday night's OT win over the Cowboys. But he never left that one and is considered "day-to-day" now. We'll keep an eye on him this week, but Watson should be fine for Sunday's game against the Bills.
Texans HC Bill O'Brien said Monday that QB Deshaun Watson (knee) is "on schedule" to participate in training camp. Reports on Watson's recovery from last November's torn ACL have been glowing all offseason. He'll be about 10 months removed from the injury when the 2018 campaign kicks off. We'll see whether his mobility is compromised, but it's worth noting that Watson has experience returning from this injury after tearing his ACL at Clemson back in 2014.
Texans HC Bill O'Brien told NFL Network's James Palmer that he's installing an "entirely different offense" that will cater to QB Deshaun Watson's strengths while reducing his risk of injury. Houston averaged a whopping 39 points over a 5-game span prior to Watson's torn ACL last year. But O'Brien is hoping to keep his squad a step ahead of opposing defenses making adjustments to Watson and Co. The new scheme will be complicated by the fact that Watson will be spending most of the offseason rehabbing that knee injury. We'll see how much he's able to do in training camp -- and if he's able to get on the field during the preseason. He won't be among the safer picks in 2018 fantasy drafts, but Watson's ceiling extends to the very top of the QB rankings.
We have our 1st "ahead of schedule" report of the year, folks! Texans HC Bill O'Brien said Tuesday that QB Deshaun Watson is "ahead of schedule" in his rehab from October's torn ACL and could even participate a bit in OTAs. He'll be about 10.5 months removed from the injury when the 2018 season kicks off. It's obviously early, but we're tentatively expecting Watson to be ready come Week 1.
Texans QB Deshaun Watson was added to Thursday's injury report as limited with a knee. The Houston Chronicle's John McClain describes it as a "sore knee." It doesn't sound like something that will keep Watson from playing against the Colts on Sunday, but it's certainly a situation to monitor -- especially for a QB who relies heavily on mobility.
Texans QB Deshaun Watson sprained his right ankle after the interception he threw in Sunday's loss to the Jaguars. Houston listed him as a limited participant on Monday's estimated injury ahead of Thursday night's visit to Cincinnati. Whether Watson starts will reportedly depend on how much the ankle allows him to do.
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