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Ryan Mallett "is still being evaluated"

Quarterback Ryan Mallett and the Texans had a tough game against Cincinnati. Now, head coach Bill O'Brien said there will be more news about the fourth-year quarterback later in the week.

"Mallett's still being evaluated. "Basically we'll have more to report towards the end of the week."

Mallett and the Texans beat the Browns, as the former Arkansas Razorback tossed a pair of

touchdowns in the victory. He struggled with accuracy during Sunday's loss to the Bengals. As a Texan, Mallett's completed 41-of-75 passes for 400 yards, and finished with a quarterback rating of 67.6.
Following Sunday's defeat, he put the blame on his shoulders.

"We didn't play well today, I didn't play well today," Mallett said. "I couldn't hit the broad side of a barn from five yards away."

Ryan Fitzpatrick, meanwhile, has thrown 11 touchdowns and been picked off eight times. He's completed 61.8 percent of his passes, and is 40 yards shy of 2,000 on the season. When he was asked about being ready to play against Tennessee, he immediately acknowledged he'd be ready.

"That's what being a quarterback is," Fitzpatrick said. "That's what kind of my whole career has been."

In late August, the Texans traded a conditional late round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft to New England in exchange for Mallett. He was the backup for the first nine weeks of the season.

The Texans host the Titans Sunday at noon CT in NRG Stadium.


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