Mallett was released by the Texans on Tuesday, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports. Mallett would have been released a day earlier had head coach Bill O'Brien not been overruled by GM Rick Smith, but all parties ultimately decided that it was time to move on from Mallett after the quarterback missed the Texans' team flight to Miami last week. It remains to be seen where Mallett will land next, and his release means the Texans will now be in the market for a new backup quarterback.
Texans quarterback Ryan Mallett missed the team's charter flight Saturday and had to fly commercially in order to the join his teammates in Miami for Week 7's game against the Dolphins, the Houston Chronicle reports. This is the latest in a series of unprofessional gaffes by the Texans' backup quarterback. Had Mallett not buried himself in coach Bill O'Brien's doghouse, he surely would have replaced Brian Hoyer, who was 6 for 23 for 65 yards in the first half, in Sunday's 44-26 loss to the Dolphins.
Texans quarterback Brian Hoyer will start the Week 6 game against the Jaguars, the Houston Chronicle reports. Hoyer replaced Ryan Mallett on Thursday night and proceeded to complete 24 of 31 passes for 312 yards, two touchdowns and one interception en route to compiling a 116.6 passer rating. While O'Brien hasn't hesitated to switch things up at the quarterback position this season, we suspect that this change has a good chance to stick as long as Hoyer remains healthy.
Mallett's teammate, Brian Hoyer, will start against the Jaguars in Week 6, the Houston Chronicle reports. While coach Bill O'Brien declined to commit to Hoyer as the team's starter for the remainder of the season, Mallett is only worth stashing in the deepest of leagues, as he's no lock to get another chance to start for the Texans moving forward, in the absence of an injury to Hoyer.
Quarterback Ryan Mallett (chest) was seen leaving the Texans' sideline before the first half was over, the Houston Chronicle reports. He found himself involved another controversy, and explained that he thought the half was over. To an outside observer, it looked like Mallett, who had been removed from the game after getting hit earlier in the second quarter, was miffed about being replaced by Brian Hoyer. Head coach Bill O'Brien appeared to corroborate Mallett's excuse, explaining the he had also thought the half was over before coaches pulled him back. This is the second time Mallett's been involved in a minor controversy. During the preseason, chronicled for the cameras of HBO's "Hard Knocks," he overslept and was late for a practice, just days after losing the training-camp battle to Hoyer.
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