Aug 21, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Jeff Driskel (6) throws a pass before the game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

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Texans promote QB Jeff Driskel from practice squad

The Houston Texans added some quarterback depth by calling up veteran Jeff Driskel from the practice squad on Wednesday.

Driskel, 28, is 1-8 in nine career starts with the Cincinnati Bengals, Detroit Lions and Denver Broncos over three NFL seasons. He will be the backup Thursday night when the Texans (1-1) host the Carolina Panthers (2-0).

Rookie third-round pick Davis Mills will make his first career start in place of the injured Tyrod Taylor, who was placed on injured reserve with a hamstring injury suffered in a Week 2 loss to the Cleveland Browns.

Incumbent quarterback Deshaun Watson will remain sidelined due to off-the-field issues that came to light in the offseason.

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