HOUSTON - The Houston Texans released quarterback Ryan Mallett on Tuesday and are replacing him on the roster with former Texans quarterback T.J. Yates
Mallett missed the team's charter to play the Miami Dolphins on Saturday and had to fly commercial to get to South Florida.
Mallett, who ran into trouble with the Texans when he missed a workout during training camp, acknowledged on Sunday that he was not exibiting good leadership and needed to do a better job of that, which will now be with another team if he gets picked up.
Texans head coach Bill O'Brien said on Monday he was discussing the team's options concerning Mallett with executive vice president and general manager Rick Smith.
They chose the option of releasing Mallett.
Yates was released by the Falcons prior to the 2015 regular season.
The Texans traded him to Atlanta last year.
Yates, who was taken in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft, was the Texans starting quarterback when they clinched their first playoff spot.
He would later help lead the Texans to their first postseason victory.
Now Yates is back as the backup once again.