Ryan John Malleck (born July 22, 1993) is an American football tight end for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Virginia Tech .

Born in Teaneck, New Jersey , Malleck grew up on the Jersey Shore in Point Pleasant as a fan of the New York Giants . [3] He played football at Point Pleasant Borough High School . [4]

Professional career

New York Giants

Malleck signed with the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent on May 6, 2016. [5] He was waived/injured by the Giants on August 30, 2016 and placed on injured reserve. [6] He was released with an injury settlement on September 3, 2016. [7]

Pittsburgh Steelers

On February 22, 2017, Malleck signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers . [8] He was waived by the Steelers on May 16, 2017. [9]

Baltimore Ravens

On June 6, 2017, Malleck signed with the Baltimore Ravens . [10] He was waived on September 2, 2017 and was signed to the Ravens' practice squad the next day. [11] [3] He was released on September 12, 2017, but was re-signed on September 27. [3] [3] He was released on October 10, 2017. [3]

Houston Texans

On November 29, 2017, Malleck was signed to the Houston Texans ' practice squad. [3] He was promoted to the active roster on December 23, 2017. [3]