Houston Texans' Ryan Mallett (15) looks to throw against the Cincinnati Bengals during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
David J. Phillip
March 09, 2015

Ryan Mallett has agreed to terms on a two-year contract to remain with the Houston Texans.

A person familiar with the contract tells The Associated Press on Monday that the deal is worth $7 million over two years, with $1.75 million guaranteed. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has not announced the contract.

Mallett joined Houston last year in a trade with New England. A third-round draft pick by the Patriots in 2011, he appeared in only four games for them as Tom Brady's backup. But he started twice in three appearances for Houston before tearing a pectoral muscle and missing the rest of the season.

He's projected as the 2015 starter for the Texans, who also have Ryan Fitzpatrick and Tom Savage under contract and have shown interest in free agent Brian Hoyer.

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