After reportedly losing a quarterback, the Houston Texans are reportedly adding another.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, head coach Bill O’Brien’s team is signing former Buffalo Bills quarterback Thad Lewis.
The news comes hours after reports that Ryan Mallett is out for the year with a torn right pectoral that requires season-ending surgery.
O’Brien on Monday declined to confirm or deny the reports, saying Mallett is still being evaluated.
If Mallett is indeed lost for the year, the move would give the Texans (5-6) three quarterbacks, including Ryan Fitzpatrick and fourth-round rookie Tom Savage.
Lewis, 27, went 2-3 with the Bills last season, his third in the NFL, and had 1,092 pass yards, a 59.2 percent completion rate, four touchdowns, three interceptions and an 81.0 quarterback rating.
In his career, Lewis, an undrafted free agent out of Duke in 2010, has completed 60.8 percent of his passes for five touchdowns, four interceptions and an 81.4 quarterback rating.
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