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Ryan Mallett | Quarterback | #7

Team: Baltimore Ravens
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/5/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 245
College: Arkansas
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 3 (74) / NE
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Ryan Mallett completed 30-of-56 passes for 292 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in the Ravens' 24-16, Week 17 loss to the Bengals.
This one wasn't nearly as close as the score would suggest. The Bengals controlled it from start to finish for the most part before the Ravens scored a late touchdown and attempted an onside kick. Mallett started the final two games of the season for the Ravens after inking a two-year contract on December 15. In his two starts, Mallett completed 58-of-97 passes for 566 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions. He appeared in eight games total this season between the Texans and Ravens, making six starts and completing 136-of-244 passes (55.7 percent) for 1,336 yards (5.48 YPA) and a 5:6 TD:INT ratio. Signed for a mere $1.5 million for 2016, Mallett will be back to probably serve as Joe Flacco's clipboard holder. Jan 3 - 10:27 PM

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Ryan Mallett completed 28-of-41 passes for 274 yards and a touchdown in the Ravens' Week 16 win over the Steelers.

Mallett opened the game hot, going 5-for-7 for 47 yards and a touchdown on the opening drive. He made a great tight-window throw to Jeremy Butler on the scoring drive and capped off the march with a perfectly placed 8-yard touchdown throw to Chris Matthews. Mallett settled for more short passes with the Ravens nursing a lead in the second half, but he made another fantastic throw to Chris Givens which perfectly split the corner and safety to set up what ended up being the game-clinching touchdown. Mallett was solid in a great matchup this week, but he will face a stiffer test in Cincinnati in the season finale.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 04:23:00 PM

ESPN Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley reports Ryan Mallett will start Sunday against the Steelers.

This confirms a report from NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. OC Marc Trestman said Mallett was mentally prepared to start earlier this week, and Baltimore wants to get their backup of the future snaps before next season. Matt Schaub will serve as the No. 2 with Jimmy Clausen a healthy scratch.
Source: ESPN
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 11:20:00 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Ryan Mallett is expected to start Sunday against the Steelers.

This will serve as Mallett's tryout for 2016. Pittsburgh's secondary is vulnerable but it's unlikely Mallett will be able to take advantage. Baltimore has almost no weapons left after losing Steve Smith, Justin Forsett, Breshad Perriman and Crockett Gillmore to injuries. Pittsburgh's defense is a nice plug-and-play this week.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 09:12:00 AM

Ravens OC Marc Trestman believes Ryan Mallett is prepared to start Week 16 against the Steelers

"I think he is [ready]," Trestman said. "The one thing that has been so noticeable this week is how the three of them have worked together to prepare for this game, helping Ryan to get ready to play." The last part of the quote is interesting because it suggests the Ravens are preparing as if Mallett will start. Coach John Harbaugh has refused to name a starter, but he did suggest earlier in the week Mallett would play if he was ready. It is possible we will not know the starter until the team takes the field for their first offensive play Sunday, but at this point, Mallett seems like the favorite.
Fri, Dec 25, 2015 06:58:00 PM

Ravens coach John Harbaugh suggested Ryan Mallett has a shot to start the final two games of the season.

"We’ll see where it goes this week," Harbaugh said. "Obviously, the clock is ticking. If we want to see him this year, we’re going to have to put him out pretty quick, but that’s a matter of whether he’s ready to play." It sounds like Harbaugh intends to start Mallett in the next two weeks as long as he can pick up the offense. Jimmy Clausen has been competent the last two games, but ESPN's Jamison Hensley said Mallett is the "frontrunner" to back up Joe Flacco in 2016. The apparent desire to get Mallett starts in 2015 supports that claim. No matter if it is Clausen or Mallett, the Ravens offense will continue to be a unit to target for streaming defenses the final two weeks.
Source: ESPN
Tue, Dec 22, 2015 10:17:00 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Ryan Mallett's deal with the Ravens is worth up to $2.5 million in 2016.

ESPN's Ed Werder reported Mallett's deal had little to do with Matt Schaub's health, and this report supports that assertion. Despite boneheaded decisions both on and off the field, Mallett still has a big arm and some developmental upside. After finding out what life with Matt Schaub and Jimmy Clausen looks like, grooming Mallett to be Joe Flacco's backup for the next several seasons is not a terrible plan.
Tue, Dec 15, 2015 09:37:00 AM

Ravens signed QB Ryan Mallett, formerly of the Texans.

This is about as desperate as it gets, but so is the Ravens' 2015. Coach John Harbaugh's team has suffered a hard-to-believe amount of injuries on offense. Bringing Mallett aboard is an indication Matt Schaub (chest) will miss Week 16, leaving another start for Jimmy Clausen. Mallett is a sub-replacement level player who doesn't "get it" off the field. He'll have a hard time finding work in 2016.
Mon, Dec 14, 2015 02:56:00 PM

Pro Football Talk reports the Bengals have reached out to free agent QBs Ryan Mallett and Christian Ponder.

With Andy Dalton likely to miss the rest of the regular season at least with a thumb injury, the Bengals are scrambling to find veteran help behind A.J. McCarron. Mallett flamed out spectacularly in Houston earlier this season, but he has some developmental upside. Christian Ponder could not climb over Trevor Siemian on the Broncos' depth chart in his short stay in Denver earlier this month.
Mon, Dec 14, 2015 11:26:00 AM

Free agent QB Ryan Mallett worked out for the Ravens on Wednesday.

It's Mallett's first visit since he was released by the Texans five weeks ago. The Ravens have Matt Schaub and Jimmy Clausen under contract at quarterback, but Mallett has more long-term appeal than both in a lost season for the Ravens. Mallett should resurface as a backup within the next two months.
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 01:17:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Jets are not interested in free agent QB Ryan Mallett.

New York lost Ryan Fitzpatrick to what looks like a multiple-week injury and backup Geno Smith was battered and bruised against the Raiders, but those issues are not enough for the Jets to kick the tires on Mallett. Not a particularly good quarterback to begin with, Mallett's attitude issues could make it difficult for him to find another job.
Sun, Nov 1, 2015 10:16:00 PM

Texans released QB Ryan Mallett.

The Houston Chronicle's John McClain reports coach Bill O'Brien wanted to cut Mallett on Monday, but GM Rick Smith convinced him to wait until they had a veteran replacement lined up. ESPN's Tania Ganguli reports that veteran is likely to be T.J. Yates. Mallett was already on thin ice after visibly showing up his coach and Brian Hoyer on the sidelines when he was replaced against Indianapolis Week 5, and he sealed his fate by missing the team's flight to Miami last week. Attitude concerns aside, Mallett is just not a very good quarterback. His big arm should earn him another roster spot, but it would be surprising if Mallett starts another game in the NFL.
Tue, Oct 27, 2015 12:26:00 PM

The Houston Chronicle's Aaron Wilson reports the Texans are not contacting free agent quarterbacks.

If the report is true, it means Ryan Mallett's roster spot is safe for at least another week. Coach Bill O'Brien reportedly wants to cut Mallett, but GM Rick Smith has blocked the move. Even though he will remain on the roster, Mallett has basically zero chance of jumping Brian Hoyer on the depth chart.
Tue, Oct 27, 2015 11:34:00 AM

The Houston Chronicle's Brian Smith reports coach Bill O'Brien wanted to release Ryan Mallett after he missed the team flight to Miami, but GM Rick Smith overpowered O'Brien and vetoed the move.

We have a good ol' power conflict atop an organization that is heading in the wrong direction. O'Brien runs a tight ship and doesn't tolerate malcontents like Mallett, who was already on thin ice after showing up late to a training-camp practice and acting like a pouting toddler on the sideline when he was replaced by Brian Hoyer a couple weeks back. After further discussions, we wouldn't be surprised if Mallett ultimately gets the boot. O'Brien was hired partly by owner Bob McNair, and Smith is a holdover who hasn't done much right. McNair is big on character.
Mon, Oct 26, 2015 09:50:00 PM

Ryan Mallett said traffic forced him to miss the team's flight to Miami.

Mallett ended up taking a commercial flight to and watched the entire blowout from the sidelines. Brian Hoyer did not play well Sunday, but Mallett -- who also missed a practice after oversleeping during training camp -- has hurt his chances of ever jumping Hoyer on the depth chart.
Sun, Oct 25, 2015 05:58:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Joe Flacco
2Ryan Mallett
3Josh Johnson
4Jerrod Johnson
RB1Justin Forsett
2Buck Allen
3Kenneth Dixon
4Lorenzo Taliaferro
5Terrance West
GLB1Justin Forsett
2Buck Allen
3RB1Justin Forsett
2Buck Allen
FB1Kyle Juszczyk
WR11Steve Smith Sr.
2Kamar Aiken
3Jeremy Butler
4Michael Campanaro
5Keenan Reynolds
WR21Mike Wallace
2Breshad Perriman
3Chris Moore
4Chris Matthews
5Daniel Brown
WR31Kamar Aiken
TE1Ben Watson
2Crockett Gillmore
3Maxx Williams
4Dennis Pitta
5Darren Waller
LT1Ronnie Stanley
2James Hurst
3Stephane Nembot
LG1John Urschel
2Ryan Jensen
3Alex Lewis
C1Jeremy Zuttah
2Matt Skura
3Anthony Fabiano
RG1Marshal Yanda
2Vlad Ducasse
3Jarell Broxton
RT1Rick Wagner
2Blaine Clausell
3De'Ondre Wesley
K1Justin Tucker
2Wil Lutz