Free-agent QB Mallett wants to remain with Texans

Free agent quarterback Ryan Mallett said he'd 'love' to remain with the Houston Texans. 

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The Houston Texans have already made it known they would like to have Ryan Mallett back with the team in 2015, and according to the free agent quarterback himself, he wants to be back. 

"I’d love to be here," Mallett said during an appearance at Texas Children’s Hospital. "Hopefully we can get something worked out."

Earlier in the week, head coach Bill O’Brien and general manager Rick Smith expressed their desire to keep Mallett in Houston.

"It feels good that you’re wanted. It’s better than being not wanted," Mallett said.

Despite playing just two games as the starter before having his season end early due to a torn pectoral muscle, Mallett is optimistic about returning to full strength just three months removed from surgery. 

"I’m getting close," Mallett said. "It’s a day-by-day process. So we’ll see how it goes."

If the Texans are to re-sign Mallett, it is expected he will step back into being the starting quarterback despite being just 1-1 in his two games in the role. 

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