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Texans to hire Brian Gaine as GM, sign Bill O’Brien to contract extension

The Houston Texans are coming off a disappointing season marred by numerous injuries. Although the season didn’t end the way they wanted, the Texans appear to be headed in the right direction with up-and-coming quarterback Deshaun Watson leading the way in Houston.

Along with Watson looking like the future of the franchise, the team had to address the vacancy at the general manager position as well as the immediate future for head coach Bill O’Brien. It appears the team has found their man for the front office position while also securing O’Brien as their leader on the sidelines moving forward, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.

The Texans are in negotiations to hire Brian Gaine as general manager and sign coach Bill O’Brien to a contract extension.

Gaine makes his return to Houston after a short stint with the Buffalo Bills. The former Texans vice president of player personnel served in the same position for Buffalo before reportedly beginning negotiations to take over for Rick Smith as the team’s new general manager.

As for O’Brien, there was quite a bit of uncertainty surrounding his future with the team. The veteran head coach was thought to be on the hot seat after finishing with his first losing record with the Texans.

It appears the Texans brass remain confident in O’Brien’s ability to coach this team moving forward. O’Brien has been thought of as somewhat of a quarterback guru, and the team may have been impressed with what he was able to do with Waston in such a short amount of time.