According to reports, back-up quarterback for the Houston Texans Ryan Mallett has been released by the team.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 27, 2015
Ryan Mallett Cut By Texans
Mallett’s release follows a weekend which saw him turn up late for a team meeting and then miss the teams chartered flight to Miami for their game against the Dolphins. Mallett had to join the team late after taking a commercial flight.
This was not the first incident of Mallett missing team activities; during training camp he missed an entire practice after oversleeping. Reports also emerged that head coach Bill O’Brien attempted to make this move as early as Sunday but was overruled by general manager Rick Smith.
Mallett entered the season as Brian Hoyer’s back-up but a poor performance during the season opener against the Kansas City Chiefs saw Hoyer benched in the fourth quarter. Mallett would go on to start the next four games going 1-3 but again lost the starting position to Hoyer in both week four and five. Mallett passed for 770 yards and three touchdowns this season with a completion percentage of just 53.1%.
Mallett was a third round pick for the New England Patriots during the 2011 draft and was highly rated by many analysts coming out of college. He was traded to Houston during August of 2014, for a conditional 6th round draft pick. Mallett would start three games during the 2014 season but during week elevens game against Cincinnati, he tore his pectoral muscle ending his season.
The Texans will be in the market for a new back-up quarterback as Brian Hoyer is the only quarterback listed on their active roster, Tom Savage a former fourth round pick in 2014 is on injury reserve and Zac Dysert a seventh round pick by Denver in 2013 is on the practice squad.
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