Mallett missed Thursday's practice because he overslept, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reported. Mallett did arrive later for team meetings, per McClain, and is expected to go through "business as usual" for Friday's practice.
Due to the NFL's secretive nature, it's impossible to guess how common it is for quarterbacks to oversleep for practices or meetings. At the very least, Mallett's miscue is untimely.
Billed as a first-round talent coming out of Arkansas, Mallett languished on the New England Patriots' bench for three years.