Texans QB Taylor ruled out with hamstring injury

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CLEVELAND — Houston Texans quarterback Tyrod Taylor was ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns with a hamstring injury. He was replaced by rookie quarterback Davis Mills to start the second half.

Taylor slowed up as he ran in for a touchdown in the second quarter, but he didn’t miss a snap. He headed toward the locker room just before halftime and did not return to the sideline at the start of the third quarter.

Mills finished 8-of-18 passing for 102 yards with a touchdown pass and an interception in the 31-21 loss.

Taylor, who completed 10 of 11 passes for 125 yards and a touchdown, was playing in Cleveland for the first time since 2018, when he was a member of the Browns. After he left a Week 3 game with a concussion, then-rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield took over. The Browns won the game, and Mayfield kept the starting job.

Sunday’s game against the Browns was Taylor’s 12th with a passing touchdown and rushing touchdown. According to ESPN Stats & Information, that ranks fifth in NFL history behind Cam Newton (18), Josh Allen (16), Dak Prescott (16) and Kirk Cousins (13).

Mills was Houston’s first draft pick — a third-round selection — in April.

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