The Ravens' big-name backup carousel rolled on Tuesday morning.
The team signed Ryan Mallett to a deal that could be worth up to $2.5 million in 2016, according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. The deal includes a $1.5 million base salary and up to $1 million in incentives, per Rapoport. Mallett will join a roster that currently has Jimmy Clausen at the wheel. Matt Schaub and Bryn Renner are also vying for playing time over the final stretch.
The story speculates it seems like a move for the future. Schaub doesn't seem to be the answer behind Joe Flacco and the Ravens likely want to make their own evaluation on Mallett, who went from Texans starter to unemployed after he overslept and missed a team flight.
Baltimore officially placed Joe Flacco (ACL/MCL) on season-ending injured reserve.
Clausen became available after the Bears waived him Monday to promote David Fales from the practice squad. It came at a good time for the Ravens.
Clausen worked with Ravens Offensive Coordinator Marc Trestman for the past two seasons in Chicago, which gives him a mental leg up in joining Baltimore midway through the season. He already knows the framework of the system.