The Texans are in negotiations to hire Brian Gaine as general manager and sign coach Bill O'Brien to a contract extension.
It is not known when the deal with Gaine will be made official by the Texans, but speculation is it will be before the Senior Bowl which the Texans are helping coach in two weeks.
If O'Brien goes to Mobile, Ala., with an extension, it'll be easier for him to hire quality assistant coaches compared to him coaching as a lame duck in the a year ago of his contract.
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The longtime Texans GM recently announced he was taking a leave of absence to be with his wife while she battles breast cancer. Gaine is familiar with the Texans, having spent three years in the organization from 2014-16.
Gaine is finally getting his shot at running an National Football League franchise after his eighth interview for an opening. At 2 a.m., he accepted an offer to become the Packers' new general manager to replace Ted Thompson and cancelled his interview with the Texans that was scheduled for Sunday.
Gaine worked under Bill Parcells with the Dallas Cowboys as the Assistant Director of Pro Scouting in 2005-07 and inside the scouting department with the Jets when Parcells was head coach in 1999 and GM in 2000. He's interviewed for openings with the Bills, 49ers, Eagles, Bears and Jets. Prior to that, he was the Texans' VP of player personnel.