The Houston Texans have suffered a significant blow behind centre as quarterback Tyrod Taylor will be out of the lineup "for a while" with a hamstring injury, according to the NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.
Taylor was injured in Sunday's 31-21 loss to the Cleveland Browns and was unable to complete that game. He has already been ruled out for Thursday's contest against the Carolina Panthers, but Pelissero reports the team is still waiting for swelling on the injury to go down before a complete timeline for his recovery can be determined.
Rookie Davis Mills, a third-round pick from Stanford, replaced Taylor at halftime Sunday and is expected to start against the Panthers.
Taylor was named the Texans starter after camp over Deshaun Watson, who is considered inactive due to ongoing investigations by the FBI, Houston police and NFL after 22 women filed lawsuits alleging that he sexually assaulted or harassed them. Coach David Culley confirmed Sunday that Watson would remain inactive despite Taylor's injury and the team's sudden lack of depth at the position.
Taylor threw for 416 yards and three touchdowns in his two games with the Texans before his injury.