Texans QB Will Reportedly Miss Preseason Opener After Positive Test

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Houston Texans quarterback Kyle Allen missed practice tonight after testing positive for COVID-19, according to FOX26's Mark Berman.

As a result, Allen will miss the team's presidential opener against the New Orleans Saints on Saturday.

Earlier tonight, Texans head coach Lowy Smith said Allen was not in practice due to "personal reasons".

and will not be playing Saturday.

With Allen out, Jeff Driskell should see widespread action.

The two of them are vying for the No. 2 job behind starting quarterback Davis Mills.

After playing two years for the Carolina Panthers, Allen spent the last two seasons with the Washington Commanders.

In 21 career games (17 starts), he has thrown for 4,318 yards, 24 touchdowns and 17 interceptions.

Texas and Saints will start at 8 p.m. ET Saturday.