With the second day of the three-day negotiating window comes the second open thread for 2014 NFL Free Agency here on Battle Red Blog. Perhaps the single most popular rumor related to your Houston Texans yesterday was the talk of the team pursuing Ryan Mallett of the New England Patriots. To that, I echo Bill Barnwell's sentiments:
Are we really doing this "the Patriots backup is worth something because...magic" game again?— Bill Barnwell (@billbarnwell) March 9, 2014
Even if you like Mallett, he has one year left on his rookie deal. Reduces his value roughly to ash, let alone a second-rounder.— Bill Barnwell (@billbarnwell) March 9, 2014
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