Two months ago, there was talk that the Houston Texans were trying to acquire Ryan Mallett from the New England Patriots. A week and a half later, the Texans signed Ryan Fitzpatrick and the rumors died.
Until yesterday, when they reappeared thanks to a report from CSN New England's Tom E. Curran.
Executive VP/GM Rick Smith said the Texans have not had any conversations with the New England Patriots about quarterback Ryan Mallett.— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) May 9, 2014
Rick Smith on Ryan Mallet rumors: We have not been in any conversations with the NE Patriots. #Texans— Deepi Sidhu (@DeepSlant) May 9, 2014
Rick Smith says the #Texans have not had any conversations with the New England Patriots about trading Ryan Mallett.— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) May 9, 2014
Is the story dead? Is it simply more smoke as the Texans head into the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft? Does any of this have any bearing on whether the Texans will select a QB in the second or third round tonight?