Ousted ex-Texans quarterback Ryan Mallett has filed for $1.47 million in termination pay via 10 separate "lost" game checks, per the Houston Chronicle. Mallett had already earned just over a million dollars in game checks through the first seven weeks of the season before he got cut, with an additional $437,500 earned through weekly roster bonus checks. Beyond 2015, the Texans now have no financial commitments whatsoever to Mallett, who had originally signed a two-year, $7 million dollar deal back in March.
Meanwhile, the Houston quarterback carousel has continued to turn successfully since Mallett’s departure, with the team going 3-0 through the combined efforts of Brian Hoyer and T.J. Yates. The Texans were left for dead after being thoroughly embarrassed by the Dolphins in Week Seven (possibly in part due to the disruption that Mallett brought to the locker room), and now they control their own destiny to win the division. Maybe there is something to be said for jettisoning dead weight after all, eh?
Saints vs Texans coverage