PATRIOTS TRADE QB RYAN MALLETT TO TEXANS FOR 6TH ROUND PICK
The New England Patriots have traded quarterback Ryan Mallett to the Texans for a sixth-round pick, according to an NFL Network report. The move reunites Mallett with former New England offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien and leaves rookie Jimmy Garoppolo as Tom Brady’s backup.
The Texans actually tried to obtain Mallett five months ago but the two sides could not agree on terms at the time. Afterwards the Texans bypassed on taking a quarterback with the No. 1 overall pick in the draft and selected defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. They then brought in journeyman Ryan Fitzpatrick to take over the starting quarterback job.
Now that the Texans have Mallett, they have informed quarterback Case Keenum that they will release him, leaving Tom Savage as the No. 3 quarterback on the teams’ roster. According to CBS Sports, the Ravens are showing interest in signing Keenum after he passes through waivers.
New England also discussed trading Mallett with the Bills and Cowboys before ultimately sending him to Houston, according to the Boston Herald. (Photo: David Butler II/USA TODAY Sports)