Borges: Mallett not in position to be taking days off

Borges: Mallett not in position to be taking days off
August 12, 2014, 1:30 am
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Ryan Mallett has been missing from two straight practices for the New England Patriots.

Is the quarterback injured, or is there something else going on?

Ron Borges joined Sports Tonight to discuss Mallett's status.

"He's in a position where he can't miss days, and reps, and practices if he's going to win a position," said Borges. "If they've already decided, 'we're going with the other guy, with the rookie, and we don't really care.' Then you've got to try to hide it and get him into some games and hopes he produces."

Lou Merloni wonders if it's dangerous for the Patriots to go into the next preseason game with only two quarterbacks.

"If, in fact he does have some sort of health issue then they've got to get someone else in here," said Borges. "You just can't go with two guys this time of year. My guess is he'll be back."