Taylor Jonathan Yates, who played at Pope High before going on to star at North Carolina, will start against the Falcons on Sunday, according to John McClain of The Houston Chronicle.
The Texans are set to workout Jake Delhomme and Jeff Garcia today. Garcia, who is about 58 years old now, has worked in their system before with quarterbacks coach Greg Knapp. (Well, Garcia is actually just 41 and Knapp was always gracious with his time to the AJC when he was here.)
The Texans, who are trying to make the playoffs for the first time since starting play in the league in 2002, used a 2-to-1 run-to-pass ratio with Yates playing the second half against Jacksonville. He had not dressed for the previous 10 games.
Yates, who was selected in the fifth round of the draft, is playing because of injuries to quarterbacks Matt Schaub (right foot) and Matt Leinart (broken left clavicle).
–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog