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Texans preparing QB Mallett to start


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The Houston Texans are reportedly preparing Ryan Mallett to start at quarterback against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.

Mallett replaced Bobby Hoyer in the fourth quarter of the season-opening loss against Kansas City and was 8-of-13 passing for 98 yards and one touchdown.

Houston coach Bill O’Brien hasn’t publicly named a starter and said he would wait until Sunday to announce his decision.

Hoyer passed for 236 yards and one touchdown against the Chiefs. He also threw an interception and lost a fumble before being pulled.

Mallett appeared in three games for the Texans last season, passing for 400 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. He was a third-round pick in 2011 by New England and played in four games for the Patriots in 2012.

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