Texans release quarterback Ryan Mallett after missed flight

HOUSTON (AP) -- Quarterback Ryan Mallett has been released by the Houston Texans after he missed the team's charter flight to Florida over the weekend.

The Texans announced the decision on Tuesday and also officially placed Arian Foster on injured reserve, a day after coach Bill O'Brien said he would miss the rest of the season with an Achilles tendon injury.

Mallett said he missed the flight because of traffic and he took a commercial flight to meet the team in Miami, where the team was blown out 44-26 and fell to 2-5.

Mallett was in his second season in Houston after being traded from New England in August 2014 after spending three seasons as Tom Brady's backup. He also overslept and missed a practice in training camp.