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Ryan Mallett joins Ravens for what might be last chance in NFL

Ryan Mallett joins Ravens for what might be last chance in NFL

What could have been the lowest — and last — point in Ryan Mallett's NFL career, his October release from the Houston Texans, was one he said was necessary for him to fully embrace his new opportunity with the Ravens.

Mallett said Wednesday that "the best thing, probably, was for me to be cut" after missing a team flight to Miami. It's created a path to a role with the Ravens in the final three games of the season and possibly in 2016.

"I've learned a lot from it," Mallett said. It "just cut me down. It was a piece of humble pie, but it digested real quickly."

A three-year backup with the New England Patriots who got a chance...

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