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T.J. Yates News Archive

Falcons hope T.J. Yates stacks up with NFC South backup quarterbacks
T.J. Yates, 28, started five games with the Houston Texans in 2011 while replacing the injured Matt Schaub. He even won a playoff game. Although...

Top five UNC quarterbacks in program history
One position for the Tar Heels that has been almost nonexistent in the NFL is the quarterback spot. Surprisingly, only one Carolina signal-caller has every...

Falcons Sign T.J. Yates to Extension
The Atlanta Falcons today announced that they have signed quarterback T.J. Yates to a contract extension. Yates, 6-4, 217 pounds, was originally selected by the...

Report: T.J. Yates to return to Falcons on one-year deal
T.J. Yates served as the backup to Matt Ryan in Atlanta last season after being acquired in an offseason trade from the Houston Texans. Despite...

Obscure Bowl Game Hall Of Fame: 2010 Music City Bowl
2010 Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl: North Carolina 30, Tennessee 27 The most memorable game of the Derek Dooley era, probably, was also...

T.J. Yates Accomplishes Rare Feat During Atlanta Falcons' Bye Week
Falcons quarterback TJ Yates can say he's done something few professional golfers have after what can only be described as a productive bye week. Thinking...

Happy Birthday, Rameses!
He saw Gio’s punt return. He saw Connor’s kick. He saw Dre’ Bly and Julius Peppers, Chris Keldorf and T.J. Yates, LT, Charlie Justice, Chris...

UNC-Georgia Tech Postgame Notes
Marquise Williams set the UNC record for completions in a game with 38 (previously 33 by T.J. Yates vs. NC State in 2010). He also...

Notre Dame Recap, Georgia Tech Analysis With Bryn Renner, Matt Merletti, & TJ Yates (audio)
Former UNC QB TJ Yates joins former Heels Bryn Renner & Matt Merletti on the UNC Huddle Report to discuss UNC's narrow loss to Notre...

T.J. Yates states case to be Falcons' backup QB
T.J. Yates made a strong case to be Atlanta's backup quarterback Thursday night. Yates threw for 243 yards and two touchdowns in a 24-14 win...

T.J. Yates returns to adoring fans
When the Atlanta Falcons' team plane descended into Houston, backup quarterback T.J. Yates felt a little bit like he was coming home. Weird, though, because...

T.J. Yates makes a fine debut for the Falcons
Despite having just 12 practices with the Falcons, T.J. Yates replaced Matt Ryan as the second-team quarterback against the Miami Dolphins on Friday night at...

Falcons to see what they have in QB T.J. Yates
The Atlanta Falcons traded for quarterback T.J. Yates in June with hopes of solidifying the backup quarterback position behind Matt Ryan. It's been hard to...

Falcons QB T.J. Yates found out he got traded at Chipotle
Millions of people eat at Chipotle every day, which makes sense because Chipotle is delicious, but it's probably safe to say that T.J. Yates is...

Q&A with Falcons QB T.J. Yates
T.J. Yates was out to dinner in Houston with his wife Amy when he received the news that he was traded by the Houston Texans...

Houston Texans trade T.J. Yates to Atlanta Falcons
Rather than let quarterback T.J. Yates get away on waivers, the Texans traded him to Atlanta for inside linebacker Akeem Dent on Wednesday. When the...

Ravens Expected To Look Into QB T.J. Yates
The Houston Texas cut the quarterback that led the franchise to its first playoff victory, and now he is on the street looking for work...

Houston Texans release quarterback T.J. Yates
True to his word, Texans coach Bill O’Brien got down to three quarterbacks before training camp. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the...

T.J. Yates fighting to remain with Texans
The Houston Texans may enter training camp with only three quarterbacks, coach Bill O’Brien said Monday at NRG Stadium. If the Texans trim their roster...

T.J. Yates recognized by City of Houston
Texans quarterback T.J. Yates was honored by the City of Houston, the Lone Star Veterans Association, and the Wounded Warrior Project for his dedication to...

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