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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Texans Injury Update: Ryan Mallett out for season

By on 11/25/2014 09:00:00 AM

The Houston Texans thought they were going to have almost half of a season worth of games to evaluate the play of quarterback Ryan Mallett, who took over as the starter in week 11, but unfortunately his season is now over.

It was reported that Mallett may have suffered a torn pectoral muscle during warmups on Sunday, and after an MRI yesterday, those fears were confirmed.

The Texans are currently 5-6 and two games out of first place in the AFC South division and have a decision about what direction they want to go in. They could replace Mallett with Ryan Fitzpatrick, who started the team's first nine games but struggled enough to be benched for Mallett, or they can see what they have in rookie Tom Savage, who they drafted in the fourth round this year. If the Texans want to try and fight for the playoffs, my guess is they would go with Fitzpatrick, while if they decide to scrap this season, we may see Savage, as the Texans try to determine if he's their quarterback of the future.

Mallett is a free agent after the season and only made two starts this year, one of them with a serious injury that likely affected his play. Whether the Texans try and re-sign him or let him walk is yet to be determined.

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