Texans coach Bill O'Brien wasn't feeling too chatty about Mallett's delinquency -- he didn't even confirm that the QB had overslept -- but he did say Mallett has not lost his grip on the team's No. 2 quarterback job.
"(The) situation with Ryan not being at practice (Thursday), that's between Ryan and I," O'Brien told reporters, via ProFootballTalk. "There are a lot things that I will explain to you and I realize that you have a job to do, I really do. I said that in the very first meeting with you this year. I have a lot of respect for you and your profession and what you're trying to do with information and all those things. I get it. But some things are left within the team, and this is one of them.
Always charge your iPhones, people.