Offseason conditioning work has gone well for Ryan Mallett.
So well, in fact, that he doesn't "feel any restrictions". On a daily basis, he's thrown passes to his teammates after the weight room exercises and running on the fields conclude.
"I'm ready to go," Mallett said.
The pectoral muscle injury that derailed his 2014 after just a pair of regular season games, is healed.
But on Monday at the Houston Texans Charity Golf Classic, Mallett said he's steadily building up to being ready for the season.
"It's about managing and being smart with my body," Mallett said. "Just doing the right thing as we progress. I need to play in August, September, and those months. Not April right now, you know?"
Mallett's confident about the "good chemistry" he's developed with the receivers, tight ends and running backs, and he cited familiarity with the new offensive system as a plus.
"It's going a lot smoother," Mallett said. "Everything is picking up faster. We got the new guys in today, so we're going to have to bring them in and show them how we're doing things. I think we'll be fine."
Mallett started two games last season and completed 54.7 percent of his passes. He tossed a pair of touchdowns, was picked off twice, and the Texans went 1-1 in those two contests.
He and the Texans begin OTAs on Tuesday, May 26.