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Ryan Mallett trade to Houston Texans still possible


The Houston Texans didn't address their quarterback deficiency until they selected developmental project Tom Savage at the tail end of the fourth round in the 2014 NFL Draft.

New coach Bill O'Brien essentially has four clipboard-holders on his quarterback depth chart.

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Does that mean the Texans will end up rekindling talks with the Patriots regarding former O'Brien pupil Ryan Mallett?

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport told Dan Hellie on "NFL Total Access" on Monday that there is still "mutual interest" in a Mallett trade.

"From what I understand, there is still a chance (for a trade)," Rapoport said on NFL Network, adding that May 27 is the key date because that's when the Patriots take the field for organized team activities.

If trade talks are still extant later this month, it wouldn't make sense for the Patriots to risk an injury to Mallett by allowing him to join teammates in practices.

This is a match we're pulling for, if only to see if O'Brien can set an unofficial record for most No. 2 quarterbacks on one roster.

The "Around The League Podcast" wrapped up the draft by picking our winners and losers.