The Baltimore Ravens officially announced the signing of QB Ryan Mallett.
We have officially signed QB Ryan Mallett.
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) December 15, 2015
- According to Rapoport, Mallett chose to sign with the Ravens over another team in need of quarterback help.
- Aaron Wilson reports that the Ravens are expected to release quarterback Bryn Renner to make room for Mallett.
Renner, 25, wound up signing on with the Broncos as an undrafted free agent out of North Carolina back in May of last year. However, he lasted just a few month in Denver before he was waived at the start of the 2014 season.
The Ravens later signed him to a future/reserve contract at the end of last season, but he was once again among their final roster cuts coming out of the preseason. Baltimore called him up last week.
Renner has yet to appear in an NFL game.
Earlier this morning, a report mentioned that Mallett had been contacted by the Bengals. However, it appears as though he’ll have a better opportunity by joining the Ravens.
Baltimore brought Mallett in for a workout a few weeks ago, so he was clearly on their radar.
The Ravens were forced to start Jimmy Clausen against the Seahawks in Week 14 with Matt Schaub out of the lineup. Clausen completed 23-of-40 passes for 274 yards and one interception in Sunday’s game.
Mallett, 27, signed a two-year, $7 million contract with the Texans back in March that included $1.75 million guaranteed. However, he released just days after he missed the team’s charter to Miami.
This season, Mallett has appeared in six games and thrown for 770 yards while completing 53.1 percent of his passes to go along with three touchdowns and four interceptions.