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Ryan Mallett Trade: With Season-Ending Injury, Patriots' Compensation From Texans Is Set

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That conditional draft pick the Houston Texans gave up to acquire Ryan Mallett from the Patriots? With Mallett's season over, it's not conditional anymore. Details at Battle Red Blog.

Two starts, one win, and a seventh-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.
Two starts, one win, and a seventh-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.
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Back in late August when the Houston Texans acquired Ryan Mallett in trade from the New England Patriots, it was reported that the Patriots would receive the Texans' seventh-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. That seventh-rounder would turn into the Texans' sixth-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft if Mallett played 40% of Houston's snaps this year.

With today's news that Mallett's season is over, that means the Patriots will not be receiving anything but Houston's seventh-round pick in 2016 in the aforementioned Mallett deal:

Although time will tell whether the Ryan Mallett Era in Houston lasted a mere two games, we can now definitively say what the Texans paid to have Mallett on the roster this year.

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