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Ravens work out quarterback Ryan Mallett

Former Houston Texans quarterback Ryan Mallett (15) warms up before the first half of a game against the Atlanta Falcons. Mallett was released by the Texans on Oct. 27, 2015.
Former Houston Texans quarterback Ryan Mallett (15) warms up before the first half of a game against the Atlanta Falcons. Mallett was released by the Texans on Oct. 27, 2015. (David Goldman / Associated Press)

A week after claiming Jimmy Clausen on waivers, the Ravens are working out former Houston Texans and New England Patriots quarterback Ryan Mallett, an NFL source said Wednesday.

Mallett was cut by the Texans in late October after he was late for the team's charter flight to a game. He also was late for at least one practice during the season.

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Mallett, 27, started four games for the Texans this year, and two the previous year. A former third-round NFL draft pick by the New England Patriots, Mallett has played in 13 games over five seasons, during which he has completed 53.1 percent of his passes, and thrown five touchdown passes and seven interceptions.

Clausen backed up Matt Schaub, who got his first Ravens start in place of an injured Joe Flacco, in the Ravens' 33-27 victory over the Cleveland Browns Monday. Harbaugh had said after Flacco went down with a season-ending knee injury that the Ravens could potentially add two quarterbacks.

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The Ravens' level of interest in Mallett isn't clear.

The Houston Chronicle first reported that the Ravens were working out Mallett.

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