Reports: Ryan Mallett cut by Texans after missing flight

Detroit News staff and wires
Ryan Mallett

Houston — Quarterback Ryan Mallett has been released by the Houston Texans in the wake of missing the team's charter flight this weekend, according to multiple reports.

The former Michigan and Arkansas quarterback said he missed the flight because of traffic and he took a commercial flight to meet the team in Miami.

It wasn't the first time he'd missed a team activity after he overslept and missed a practice in training camp.

Mallett lost the starting job in training camp, but took over in the season opener after Brian Hoyer struggled. But Mallett didn't perform well either and was benched in favor of Hoyer in the middle of a game against Indianapolis on Oct. 8.

The Texans will now have to find a backup to replace him because Hoyer, from Michigan State, is the only quarterback remaining on the active roster.