HOUSTON -- Ryan Mallett was still seething on Tuesday, a day after Brian Hoyer beat him out to earn Houston's starting quarterback job.

Mallett says: "Am I disappointed? Yeah. Angry? Little bit. Thought I did enough to deserve the job. But it was not seen that way so I'll do what's best for the team."

Coach Bill O'Brien, who announced the decision on Monday, wouldn't expect Mallett to be happy about losing the job and says it shows what kind of competitor he is.

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The Texans played four quarterbacks last season because of injuries. Mallett, who started two games last season, thinks he'll get a chance to play.