Report: Texans agree to two-year deal with QB Ryan Mallett

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Report: Brian Hoyer, Ryan Mallet expected to sign with Texans
Monday March 9th, 2015

The Houston Texans have agreed to a two-year, $7 million contract with quarterback Ryan Mallett, reports John McClain of the Houston Chronicle

The Texans acquired Mallett in a trade last August and he spent the first half of the season backing up Ryan Fitzpatrick. Mallett took over as starter on Nov. 16, but a torn pectoral muscle ended his season after two starts. 

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Free-agent quarterback Brian Hoyer is also reportedly expected to sign a deal with Houston.

Both Mallett and Hoyer previously served as a backup quarterback for Tom Brady with the New England Patriots. 

Mallett, 26, completed 41-of-75 passes for 400 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in three games last season before his injury. It was his first game action since 2012.

The Texans went 9-7 last season, missing the playoffs.

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