Texans bench Ryan Fitzpatrick, going with Ryan Mallett

The Houston Texans have benched quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, naming Ryan Mallett the starter.

"Bright guy, here early and stays late," Texans coach Bill O'Brien said. "Learned lot backing up Tom Brady. This is his shot."

A change had been contemplated for the past few days.

“This might be the thing that helps our team,” O’Brien said. "I might be wrong.”

Fitzpatrick is the backup, Tom Savage is the third quarterback.

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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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