Ryan Mallett placed on injured reserve, Ryan Fitzpatrick to start

Houston Texans quarterback Ryan Mallett was placed on injured reserve.

Now, Ryan Fitzpatrick will start Sunday against the Tennessee Titans.

Fitzpatrick went 4-5 during nine starts before being benched. Mallett went 1-1.

"There's a lot of times you don't have that opportunity," Fitzpatrick said. "Something was taken away from me, and I didn't know if I'd get a chance to go out there and play again. So [there's a] renewed sense of excitement and energy."

Fitzpatrick has passed for 1,960 yards with 11 touchdowns and eight interceptions this season.

The Texans also signed quarterback Thaddeus Lewis.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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