T.J. Yates made the Atlanta Falcons' backup quarterback spot that much more interesting.
Yates, who struggled miserably in his previous preseason outings, played like a savvy veteran in Thursday night's 24-14 preseason win at Jacksonville. While starting for a resting Matt Ryan and playing just the first half, Yates completed 15 of 20 passes for 243 yards and two touchdowns without an interception.
After a series with Sean Renfree to start the game, Yates got into a rhythm behind the first-team offensive line, save for right guard Jon Asamoah.
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