It was a move that had been rumored for months but finally went through on Sunday. Ryan Mallett was traded from the Patriots to the Texans.
Houston coach Bill O’Brien was on the New England coaching staff when when the Patriots drafted Mallett.
The Texans have informed quarterback Case Keenum they will release him, leaving three QBs on the roster. Ryan Fitzpatrick is expected to start Sunday’s season opener while rookie Tom Savage is also on the roster.
The former Razorback played in just one game in three seasons with the Patriots, with one completion for 17 yards.