Davis Mills to start for Texans Sunday against the Rams

Tyrod Taylor “not ready yet”

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - OCTOBER 17: Davis Mills #10 of the Houston Texans runs with the ball against Kwity Paye #51 of the Indianapolis Colts in the second half at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 17, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) (Michael Hickey, 2021 Getty Images)

Tyrod Taylor returned to practice this week, but will not start Sunday, according to head coach David Culley.

Culley said Taylor is “making great progress, but he’s just not ready yet.”

This marks the sixth game Mills has started, and the Texans’ opening game against the Jags remains their lone win of the season.

“It’s just time,” Culley said of what’s needed for Taylor to return. “You know, with the hamstring it takes time. Guys heal differently. He’s making great progress but at this point we don’t feel like he’s where he needs to be to play the way he needs to play.”

Houston traded Mark Ingram to New Orleans earlier this week. They host the Rams this Sunday.