Ryan Mallett (pictured) reunites with current Texans head coach
and former New England offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien.
Foxborough, MA (SportsNetwork.com) -
The Houston Texans acquired quarterback Ryan Mallett from the New England Patriots in exchange for an undisclosed future draft choice on Sunday.
According to NFL.com, the Patriots will receive a conditional seventh-round pick in 2016 for Mallett, who reunites with current Texans head coach and former New England offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien.
Mallett, who was drafted by New England in the third round in 2011, has spent each of his three seasons as a backup to Tom Brady. He has seen action in just four games, completing only one pass for 17 yards with an interception.
Rams just made things easier for Michael Sam
By John McMullen, NFL Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
To those activists fighting for Michael Sam to be treated like everyone else in the NFL, rest assured ... on this day, he was.
The first openly-gay player drafted by an NFL team was waived by the St Louis Rams on Saturday as teams across the league reduced their rosters to the NFL- mandated limit of 53.
"It was a football decision, and the decision is no different than any other decision that we make," Rams coach Jeff Fisher said at a Saturday afternoon news conference."