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Texans release QB Mallett

HOUSTON (AP) — Quarterback Ryan Mallett has been released by the Houston Texans in the wake of missing the team’s charter flight this weekend, a source familiar with the move told The Associated Press.

The person spoke on the condition of anonymity on Tuesday because the team hasn’t officially announced the move.

Mallett said he missed the flight because of traffic and he took a commercial flight to meet the team in Miami.

It wasn’t the first time he’d missed a team activity after he overslept and missed a practice in training camp.

Mallett lost the starting job in training camp, but took over in the season opener after Brian Hoyer struggled. But Mallett didn’t perform well either and was benched in favor of Hoyer in the middle of a game against Indianapolis on Oct. 8.

The Texans will now have to find a backup to replace him because Hoyer is the only quarterback remaining on the active roster.

About I.C. Murrell

I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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