After Ryan Mallett missed the team flight to Miami this weekend, Texans head coach Bill O’Brien wanted to cut the backup quarterback but was overruled by general manager Rick Smith, Brian T. Smith of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Mallett missed the team’s charter on Saturday and had to take a commercial flight to Miami for Houston’s game against the Dolphins. He said later that he missed the flight because he was caught in traffic.
O’Brien said Monday that Mallett’s situation was being handled internally. The Chronicle’s John McClain reports Mallett will be fined.
- Dan Gartland