The Houston Texans parted ways with general manager Brian Gaine just after 18 months into a five-year contract on Friday. The Texans and CEO Cal McNair opted to move in a different direction with the general manager position starting their search for Gaine's replacement immediately.
Football Operations will run by Senior Vice President of Football Administration Chris Olsen while the search for the new general manager takes place.
Here are some early candidates for the opening for the Texans.
General Manager Options for the Houston Texans
Current Position: Patriots Director of Player Personnel
17 years with New England. 10 seasons as Director of Player Personnel
Declined Colts Request in 2012, Dolphins and rejected the position after offered (2014), Declined 49ers Request in 2017, Declined Texans Request in 2018.
Current Position: Patriots Director of College Scouting
16 seasons in the NFL, 4th season as director of college scouting. 3 seasons as the assistant director of college scouting, 3 seasons as a national scout.
Scouting intern for the Texans in 2002 and pro and college assistant for the Texans in 2004 - 2005 college scout.
None, Declined Texans Request in 2018.
Dom Capers, Bill Belichick
Current Position: Eagles VP of Player Personnel
Baltimore Ravens personnel department for 16 seasons working at a scout with his highest point as National Scout from 2012-2015. Chicago Bears Director of College Scouting 2015-2016. Eagles VP of Player Personnel in 2016. Responsible for setting draft board for the Eagles.
Browns in 2016 but Bears declined the interview, Declined Texans Request in 2018., New York Jets in 2019
Brian Billick, John Harbaugh, John Fox, Doug Pederson
Ozzie Newson, Ryan Pace, Howie Roseman
*Joe Douglas Update*
Current Position: Former Falcons Assistant General Manager
9 years with New England, Split GM Duties with Bill Belichick from 2000-2008, 4 seasons as General Manager of the Kansas City Chiefs
Cleveland Browns in 2009 , Kansas City Chiefs in 2009
Bill Belichick, Thomas Dimitroff
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