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David Culley, Ravens assistant, nearing deal for Texans head coach job

David Culley, Deshaun Watson, Texans coach, Ravens

According to a recent report from Adam Schefter of ESPN, it appears as though the Houston Texans are zeroing in on Baltimore Ravens assistant head coach and wide receivers coach David Culley to become the next head coach of the AFC South franchise.

Although a deal remains unsigned with additional meetings still reportedly taking place, the Texans could announce such a hire as soon as Thursday.

Earlier in the day, it was widely speculated that Culley was one of the favorites to land this role with the Texans with Buffalo Bills assistant head coach and defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier reportedly in the mix into the latter stages of the search as well.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports that Culley has agreed to coach the Texans.

The 65-year-old Culley is no stranger to serving as an assistant coach at both the collegiate and professional levels while serving as the Ravens wide receivers coach since 2019. In addition to his stint in Baltimore, Culley has also spent time on the coaching staffs of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Eagles and Bills with his time as an assistant coach atop the highest level dating back to 1994.

On the other hand, the Texans have been looking to replace interim head coach Romeo Crennel, who was originally forced into place when Houston decided to fire former head coach Bill O’Brien midway through the 2020-21 regular season. The Texans ultimately finished the 2020-21 campaign with a disappointing 4-12 record, good for third place in the AFC South.