Texans trade for Ryan Mallett, cut Case Keenum

Quarterback traded fo conditional seventh-round pick in 2016 Aaron Wilson

Print This August 31, 2014, 02:18 PM EST

The Houston Texans have traded for quarterback Ryan Mallett from the New England Patriots in exchange for a conditional seventh-round pick in 2016.

They're cutting quarterback Case Keenum with the arrival of Mallett, a 2011 third-round draft pick from Arkansas.

Mallett was replaced as the backup in New England by rookie Jimmy Garoppolo.

Mallett will back up Ryan Fitzpatrick with the Texans.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun

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