Mallett appeared in just two games in 2017, completing nine of 16 passes for 56 yards and two touchdowns.
The two times Mallett was called upon were in extraordinary circumstances: The first came when Baltimore was trailing by a significant margin in a loss to the Jaguars, and the second occurred when starter Joe Flacco was knocked out of Baltimore's win over Miami. He looked competent against the Jaguars, but the garbage time wrinkle makes it tough to extrapolate much from that performance. His role after taking over for Flacco against the Dolphins was primarily to hand off the ball with the Ravens in run-out-the-clock mode. Looking ahead, Mallett is set to hit free agency this offseason and it's unclear whether Baltimore is interested in bringing him back or going in another direction at the backup quarterback spot. It's worth noting that the Ravens could get out of their deal with Flacco after the 2019 season, which opens the possibility of the team spending a draft pick on a developmental signal caller for the future instead of bringing back a pricier veteran such as Mallett. In any case, Mallett's outlook for 2018 will be inking a deal as a backup.
Mallett (illness) is active Sunday against the Browns.
Mallet missed practice Friday, but he'll take an active status into Week 15, assuming his regular role as the primary backup to Joe Flacco.
Mallett is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Browns due to an illness.
Mallett was added to the injury report Friday as a limited participant. The 29-year-old seems more likely to suit up than not Sunday, especially since the Ravens don't have a third quarterback on the 53-man roster. The team would likely promote Josh Woodrum from the practice squad to serve as Joe Flacco's backup Sunday if Mallett is trending in the wrong direction over the weekend.
Mallett, who came into the game in relief of Joe Flacco (concussion), completed three of seven passes for 20 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions in Thursday's 40-0 win over the Dolphins. He also netted minus-3 yards on four carries and fumbled once.
Mallett didn't have to do a whole lot after taking over for Flacco with 2:50 remaining in the second quarter and the ball on the Dolphins' five-yard line. He did cap off that possession with a two-yard scoring strike to Benjamin Watson, but he threw just six more passes on the evening. Meanwhile, tailbacks Alex Collins and Javorius Allen combined for 168 rushing yards, while C.J. Mosley and Jimmy Smith both notched pick-sixes off Matt Moore, taking all the pressure off Mallett to be anything more than a game manager. However, the 29-year-old could find himself with a lot more on his shoulders if Flacco is unable to suit up in Week 9 against the Titans.
Mallett played the entire first half of Thursday's preseason opener against Washington, completing nine of 18 passes for 58 yards.
The Ravens still jumped out to a 13-0 lead at halftime, thanks to a dominant performance from their own defense combined with some untimely penalties by the opposing defense. Mallett's poor showing will only add to the whispers that Baltimore is interested in acquiring a better backup, even though the team hopes Joe Flacco (back) will be ready at some point this preseason.
Mallett will get the start in Thursday's preseason game against the Redskins and is expected to also see significant playing time, Garrett Downing of the team's official site reports. "I think Ryan will probably play pretty extensively. How much that ends up being will be determined...It's an opportunity for Ryan to get ready," said coach John Harbaugh.
With Joe Flacco still nursing a back injury, Mallett will work with the first-team offense in Thursday's exhibition. Mallett has reportedly had an up-and-down camp to this point, so the pressure will be on him to perform well Thursday in order to convince the Ravens' brass that he is capable of handling the offense if Flacco's injury continues to linger. According to Downing, Mallett will also work with the second-team offense Thursday, so there's a chance he'll play the entire first half against the Redskins.
Mallett has agreed to a one-year contract to stay with the Ravens.
Following a competent showing late in the 2015 season, Mallett attempted just six passes in 2016 while serving as the No. 2 quarterback. He figures to reprise his role as Joe Flacco's backup, though it's possible the Ravens could bring in some competition for the job.
Mallett will re-sign with the Ravens, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports.
The big-armed quarterback will return to Baltimore behind starter Joe Flacco on the depth chart, though the exact terms of the deal have yet to be officially disclosed. While he won't receive significant playing time under center unless Flacco suffers an injury, he will provide the Ravens with some experience at the backup quarterback position.
Mallett went 3-for-6 passing for 26 yards and one interception across four appearances in 2016.
With Joe Flacco staying healthy, Mallett rarely saw any playing time this season. His longest appearance lasted 13 snaps in Week 13 during a blowout win over the Dolphins, but he only attempted three passes in that outing. Mallett is set to hit free agency this offseason, but the Ravens could retain him in order to keep a backup with some starting experience on the roster behind Flacco.
Mallett completed six of eight passes for 47 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's preseason game against the Colts.
Joe Flacco (knee) was held out for a second straight week, allowing Mallett to play the first three drives of Saturday's game. No. 3 quarterback Josh Johnson was also reasonably effective, completing 11 of 16 passes for 72 yards and a touchdown, with five carries for another 40 yards. Regardless, there's been no indication that Mallett is in danger of losing the No. 2 quarterback job.
Mallett's play was erratic during the offseason program, The Baltimore Sun reports.
Mallett joined the Ravens in December and ended up starting the final two games, with his performance decent enough to make him the clear favorite for the backup job this season. Despite his reported struggles during OTAs and minicamp, the former third-round selection (2011) remains a heavy favorite to serve as Joe Flacco's top backup, as the Ravens didn't put much effort into finding competition. Jerrod Johnson and Josh Johnson will also get some reps during training camp.
Mallett completed 30 of 56 passes for 292 yards, with one touchdown and two interceptions Sunday against the Bengals.
Mallett connected with seven different receivers, targeting Javorius Allen, Maxx Williams and Kamar Aiken each at least 10 times, though Aiken led the team with only 76 receiving yards, while fullback Kyle Juszczyk caught the lone touchdown pass. Mallett was a late-season injury replacement with no guarantee of being in Baltimore next season, and even if he is, it'll be as a backup to Joe Flacco.
Mallett completed 28 of 41 passes for 274 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over the Steelers.
The 27-year-old led the Ravens to an improbable victory in his first start for the franchise, leading wire-to-wire versus their division rivals. Despite little to work with in the way of skill players, Mallett made the most of his debut and actually posted the highest yardage total of his five-year career. Mallett figures to start the final game of the season in what could be an audition for 2016, so expect him to get the nod once again against the Bengals on the road.
Mallett is slated to start Sunday's game against the Steelers.
The Ravens will give Mallett a go Sunday, with the team looking to evaluate him as a potential candidate to return next season as Joe Flacco's top backup. While Mallett has a big arm, considering how banged up Baltimore is at the skill positions, he's a very speculative fantasy lineup option in Week 16.
Mallett is expected to start Sunday's game against the Steelers, the Baltimore Sun reports.
Though coach John Harbaugh has declined to reveal his starting quarterback of late, it looks like the injury-depleted Ravens are inclined to give Mallett a try in Week 16, with the team of a mind to evaluate Mallett as a candidate to return next season as Joe Flacco's top backup. Mallett does have a big arm, but given how banged up Baltimore is at the skill positions, he's a very speculative Week 16 fantasy lineup option.
Mallett may be an option to start Sunday's game against the Steelers.
The Ravens are trying to evaluate as many players as possible over the final few weeks of the season, but with the arch-rival Steelers still fighting for a playoff spot, the Week 16 decision should solely be based on what's most likely to yield a victory, as unlikely as that may be. Of course, that doesn't rule Mallett out of the mix, as it's quite possible he only needs 10 days of preparation to be a superior option to Matt Schaub and Jimmy Clausen. It will likely be a rough afternoon for whichever player ends up starting.
Mallett is signing with the Ravens on Tuesday, ESPN.com reports.
After watching the offense struggle badly with Matt Schaub and Jimmy Clausen at the helm, the Ravens presumably hope to find a long-term backup quarterback with some shred of upside. Though not without his flaws, Mallett does have a strong arm and ideal size, much like starting quarterback Joe Flacco (torn ACL). Mallett was released by the Texans in part because of his reaction to being benched, but he may have reassured the Ravens by explaining that he has received professional help for personal issues since that time. Although he presumably won't be a candidate to start Sunday's game against the Chiefs, Mallett might get a shot to play in Week 16 or 17. If he manages to stick around for next season, there is perhaps some chance that Flacco won't be ready for Week 1.
Mallet is working out for the Ravens, the Baltimore Sun reports.
With Joe Flacco out for the year, Mallett could bolster the Ravens' QB depth behind Matt Schaub, but it's unclear at this stage if a signing is imminent here.
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.