Texans activate Tyrod Taylor, Christian Kirksey to IR


MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- The Texans officially activated starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor from injured reserve-designated for return as he's slated tostart Sunday'sgame against the Miami Dolphins.

The 1-7 Texans are on a seven-game losing streak as they face the 1-7 Dolphins.

A former Pro Bowl selection with the Buffalo Bills, Taylor is 4-2 all-time in starts against the Dolphins with 10 touchdowns, no interceptions, and a 112.2 passer rating.

The Texans now have three quarterbacks on the active roster in Taylor, rookie backup Davis Mills and third quarterback Jeff Driskel.

The Texans' only victory of the season was when Taylor was under center in the season-opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Since Taylor got hurt while running away from Myles Garrett for a touchdown run against the Browns to produce a halftime lead, the Texans have lost seven consecutive games and are 0-6 with Mills, a third-round draft pick from Stanford.

Taylor completed 10 of 11 passes for 125 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions for a 144.3 passer rating before having to leave the Browns game at halftime after hurting while running for a touchdown with defensive end Myles Garrett swiping at his left leg. Taylor completed 70.5 percent of his throws for 416 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions for a career-high 122.9 passer rating before the injury.

The Texans placed starting linebacker Christian Kirksey, who has a fractured thumb and ligament damage and underwent surgery after not practicing all week, on injured reserve.

Kirksey is the Texans' leading tackler with 56 tackles and has one interception.

The Texans have Kamu Grugier-Hill, Kevin Pierre-Louis and Zach Cunningham and Neville Hewitt to fill in at linebacker, also claiming linebacker Eric Wilson off waivers from the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Texans elevated safety Jonathan Owens from the practice squad.

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