Ryan Mallett to Ravens: I’ve dealt with my personal issues

Quarterback Ryan Mallett told the Ravens that he has dealt with his personal issues.
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Quarterback Ryan Mallett has told the Baltimore Ravens that he has dealt with his personal issues, reports ESPN’s Ed Werder.

Mallett, who was released by the Houston Texans after he missed a team flight in October, officially signed with the Ravens on Tuesday. According to Werder’s report, Mallett told the Ravens he received professional help before signing with them for private matters he had been dealing with during his time in Houston.

A third round selection in the 2011 draft by the New England Patriots, Mallett has thrown for 770 yards, three touchdowns and four interceptions in six games this season.

Mallett is likely to see time with the Ravens, as starter Joe Flacco is out for the rest of the season with a torn ACL. Jimmy Clausen started for Baltimore in Sunday’s 35–6 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, while Bryn Renner was listed as the team’s backup after Matt Schaub was ruled out of the game with a chest injury.

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