Report: Ryan Mallett likely to be cut by Texans
There is a strong possibility that Ryan Mallett will not be a member of the Houston Texans organization by the time Wednesday rolls around.
Jerome Solomon of The Houston Chronicle said Tuesday morning that there is “no doubt” the Texans will cut Mallett by the end of the day. A previous report indicated that head coach Bill O’Brien wanted to release Mallett before Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins, but GM Rick Smith was concerned that the Texans — who were 2-4 at the time — needed a capable backup for Brian Hoyer.
Now that the Texans were blown out and have lost Arian Foster for the season, there is very little hope surrounding the organization. Houston is 2-5 and looks completely lost. The defense is not what anyone expected and the offense should be even worse now without Foster.
O’Brien is clearly fed up with Mallett, and that was probably the case before the 27-year-old missed his team’s flight to Miami and had to fly commercial to be at the game. There was also an incident during training camp in which Mallett had an incredibly lame excuse for being late to practice, and let’s not forget the way he pouted when he was benched against the Indianapolis Colts a couple weeks ago.
Between his below-average play and poor attitude off the field, it’s hard to imagine many teams having interest in Mallett.