Report: Mallett was late twice on day of missed flight

Ryan Mallett is history in Houston, but Texans players were still answering questions about the released quarterback on Wednesday.

The consensus? Mallett couldn't get with the program, so he had to be shown out of the program.

"Ryan clearly just didn't get it," one Texans player, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. "How can you miss the flight? That's ridiculous and disrespectful to just not show up when everyone else is here ready to go.

"That makes you question whether he cared at all about what we're trying to do, or what kind of problems he's dealing with. He's immature."

Mallett's time issues went well beyond the two widely known incidents: His missed flight to Miami and an alarm clock malfunction documented for posterity on Hard Knocks. In fact, Wilson reported Mallett was late twice on Saturday. Earlier in the day, coach Bill O'Brien sent Mallett home after he showed up late to the team facility. He missed the team flight later that day, the final straw for the Texans.

The Texans tolerated "chronic tardiness for months," Wilson reported, and had fined Mallett multiple times.

"With him being late so much and how he acted sometimes, it definitely makes you wonder what's going on with him," a Texans player said. "It makes you worry about him. Obviously, something like this makes it tough for him to get on with another team. He's got to make some changes or his football career will be over."

The Texans still owe Mallett $1.47 million in termination pay, money that counts against Houston's salary cap. The team replaced Mallett with T.J. Yates.

"Yeah, we've moved on from that with Ryan," offensive coordinator George Godsey said. "I think as quickly as we can get with T.J. and get him moving, I think that's the direction we need to go."

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