Malleck has struggled to find an NFL roster since going undrafted in 2015. He will now be sidelined for the remainder of the season unless he and the Steelers can come to terms on an injury settlement.
An undrafted free agent back in 2015, Malleck has struggled to remain rostered in the NFL, with his only regular-season action coming in two games with the Texans last season. He tallied just one reception for three yards during those contests before being released in the offseason. Malleck will look to shine during minicamp and potentially training camp with the hopes of earning a spot on the Steelers' final roster.
Malleck was cut by the Texans on Monday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Malleck appeared in just two games for Houston last season. With the addition of third-round pick Jordan Akins via this April's draft, Malleck became an expendable asset in Houston.
Malleck joined Houston's practice squad in late November, and will make his NFL debut as the team's No. 2 tight end with Stephen Anderson the only other tight end on the roster not on injured reserve. The 24-year-old doesn't provide much fantasy intrigue given the Texans' abysmal quarterback situation.
The Texans signed Malleck to their practice squad Wednesday.
Malleck has yet to make his NFL debut since going undrafted out of Virginia Tech in 2015. It's unlikely that he'll see any action with the Texans over the final five games of the season unless one of C.J. Fiedorowicz or Stephen Anderson, the lone tight ends on the 53-man roster, succumbs to an injury.
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