(SportsNetwork.com) - The Houston Texans have reportedly re-signed quarterback Ryan Mallett.

NFL.com is reporting that Mallett's deal is for two years and $7 million.

Additionally, another report is saying that the Texans will also sign free agent quarterback Brian Hoyer and allow the two signal-callers to battle it out for the starting position.

Both were backups in New England when Texans head coach Bill O'Brien was a Patriots assistant.

Mallett appeared in three games, starting twice, last season in his first year with the Texans. He completed 54.7 percent of his passes for 400 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions.

Over his career, Mallett has appeared in seven games, completing 53.2 percent of his passes for 417 yards with two scores and three picks.

Hoyer was the starting quarterback for the Cleveland Browns for most of last season, appearing in 14 games and completing 55.3 percent of his passes for 3,326 yards with 12 TDs and 13 picks.

Over his six-year career, Hoyer has appeared in 32 games, completing 56.5 percent of his passes for 4,557 yards with 19 touchdowns and 19 interceptions.