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Texans QB T.J. Yates (torn ACL) out for season

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Houston Texans quarterback T.J. Yates suffered a torn ACL during Sunday's win over the Indianapolis Colts, a source told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport.

Yates suffered the season-ending injury on a scramble on the final drive of the first half. Yates walked directly to the locker room under his own power after the injury, which came on a non-contact play.

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle first reported Yates suffered a torn ACL.

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Brandon Weeden replaced Yates to close out the half. Weeden completed four of four passes (and a spike) to set up a Texans field goal to cut the deficit to 10-3.

Before exiting, Yates completed just six of 10 passes for 68 yards. On the game's opening drive, the quarterback telegraphed a pass to DeAndre Hopkins that was picked off by Vontae Davis. Yates also was sacked twice in the half.

The Texans' offense failed to move the ball much of the first half with Yates under center. Backed up in their own end on many drives, Yates had little time to throw and was inaccurate on a handful of passes.

Weeden will attempt to lead the Texans on a comeback in a pivotal matchup for a divisional lead in the AFC South.

Houston claimed Weeden off waivers in mid-November after the quarterback was cut by the Dallas Cowboys. Starter Brian Hoyer is out with a concussion.

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