NFL roundup: Latest league news from Saturday, Nov. 6

The Houston Texans' starting quarterback is back.

Tyrod Taylor was activated from injured reserve Saturday, clearing him to start Sunday versus the Dolphins. Taylor has been sidelined since suffering a hamstring injury in Week 2.

Houston, of course, hasn't won since. The Texans (1-7) put together a strong six quarters of offense to begin the season with Taylor leading the way. The well-traveled veteran completed 31 of 44 passes for 416 yards and three touchdowns versus the Jaguars and Browns. Taylor pulled up lame, however, during a TD run against Cleveland and soon found himself on IR.

With rookie Davis Mills behind center (and experiencing expected growing pains), the Texans have devolved into the worst scoring offense in the league (14.9 points per game).

Injuries/COVID-19

Roster moves

In other news...

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Devin White was fined for two penalties incurred during Week 8 against the Saints, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. White was penalized for unnecessary roughness -- a $15,450 fine -- on a horse collar tackle that resulted in Jameis Winston tearing his ACL, and for roughing the passer and taunting on separate plays, which resulted in a $10,300 for unsportsmanlike conduct.
  • Seattle Seahawks receiver DK Metcalf was fined $6,949 for unsportsmanlike conduct after hugging the goal post while celebrating a touchdown in last week's win over the Jaguars, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported.
  • Wide receiver DeSean Jackson, who cleared waivers after being released by the Rams this week, has been in contact with seven teams, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported. The Las Vegas Raiders are one of the clubs interested in the former Pro Bowler; the club has calls and Zoom meetings set up in lieu of visits, Garafolo added.
  • Jacksonville Jaguars safety Rayshawn Jenkins was fined $10,300 for unsportsmanlike conduct in Week 8, per Pelissero.
  • The NFL fined Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Jordan Phillips $15,450 for a roughing the passer penalty against Aaron Rodgers in Week 8, per Pelissero.
  • New York Giants fullback Elijhaa Penny was fined $5,500 for unsportsmanlike conduct in Week 8, Pelissero reported.
  • The NFL fined Washington Football Team rookie linebacker Jamin Davis $13,933 for a helmet hit on Broncos quarterback Teddy Bridgewater in Week 8, per Pelissero.

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