Don Bosco Prep grad to be named general manager of Houston Texans

Bills lose VP of player personnel

Bills lose VP of player personnel

According to the report, Gaine was always a Houston favorite, having spent three years in the organization from 2014-16 as the Texans' director of pro personnel and director of player personnel.

Gaine's hiring comes shortly after Rick Smith, the team's GM since 2006, took a leave of absence last week due to his wife's battle with cancer. Gaine worked under Smith for three years prior to leaving for western NY; he'll be tasked with helping the Texans return to their perch atop the AFC South after the team plummeted well out of contention this season.

SportsRadio 610's John McClain reported on Wednesday that the Texans are planning to hire the current Bills VP of Player Personnel.

O'Brien, who was part of the team's search committee, has one year left on his contract.

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. Gaine will reportedly take over as general manager of the Texans.

Gaine will be without the team's first-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft after the Texans traded it to the Cleveland Browns to move up last spring to select Watson with the 12th overall selection. 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 has 19 years of National Football League personnel experience and has been a sought-after interviewee for GM jobs in the recent past.

Gaine is a Bill Parcells protégé who worked with the Hall of Fame coach/general manager with the Jets, Cowboys and Dolphins. Gaine has worked in scouting and personnel since 1999 when he started with the Jets. Teams don't have to grant permission as long as they are still playing.

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