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Rookie QB Davis Mills In For Texans at Browns as Tyrod Taylor Knocked Out

Texans' Tyrod Taylor out with hamstring injury, Davis Mills into game

CLEVELAND -- Calamity struck Houston Texans veteran starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor again on Sunday in NFL Week 2.

The frequently injured passer came up limping due to a problem with his hamstring and was ruled out for the remainder of the game after a strong first-half performance against the Cleveland Browns, his former team. 

He was replaced by rookie Davis Mills, a third-round draft pick from Stanford.

Taylor, who lost his starting job with the Browns due to a concussion in 2018 and who lost his starting job with the Los Angeles Chargers last year due to a team doctor accidentally puncturing his lung with a pain-killing injection for a rib injury, had before his departure completed 10 of 11 passes for 125 yards, one touchdown pass and one touchdown run.

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Taylor appeared to injure his hamstring on the touchdown run, pulling up as he approached the end zone and slowly crossed the goal line.

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Meanwhile, slot wide receiver Danny Amendola was ruled out with a hamstring injury and rookie wide receiver Nico Collins was ruled out with a shoulder injury.

Mills threw three interceptions in the preseason against the defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He also lost a fumble.

The underdog Texans, who entered the day with a 1-0 record, had the game at Cleveland tied at 14-14 all at halftime. But Houston has fallen behind by a score of 24-14 with about three minutes remaining in the third quarter.