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Ryan Mallett joins Baltimore Ravens

By The Sports Xchange
Former New England Patriots quarterback Ryan Mallett. UPI/Matthew Healey
Former New England Patriots quarterback Ryan Mallett. UPI/Matthew Healey | License Photo

Move over Matt Schaub and Jimmy Clausen, make room for Ryan Mallett.

The Baltimore Ravens signed another former starting quarterback on Tuesday, bringing Mallett aboard for the final three weeks of the regular season.

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Starting quarterback Joe Flacco is on injured reserve because of a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee and Schaub wasn't available in Week 14 because of a concussion.

That left Clausen at the controls against a nasty Seattle Seahawks defense that kept the Ravens stuck in neutral much of the day.

Mallett was released by the Houston Texans for repeat off-field incidents. He no-showed the day after being named the No. 2 quarterback in a competition for the starting job with Brian Hoyer and then missed the team's charter for a game in Miami after another switch sent him back to the bench following consecutive subpar starts.

NFL Network reported the contract includes the potential to earn $2.5 million next season, if Mallett is kept on the 53-man roster in September 2016 out of training camp.

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