Former Don Bosco Prep standout Brian Gaine, a Class of 1991 product, is reportedly set to be named the next general manager of the Texans, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. He was hired by Brandon Beane and the Bills last May.
The Houston Texans have a new man in charge - and it is one with significant New Jersey ties.
The longtime Texans GM recently announced he was taking a leave of absence to be with his wife while she battles breast 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. Gaine has worked in scouting and personnel since 1999 when he started with the Jets. Gaine worked on four drafts and free-agent periods for the Texans before he left for Buffalo in May of a year ago.
The Texans had seven possible candidates on their original list: Gaine, Raye, Gutekunst, Philadelphia vice president of player personnel Joe Douglas, New England director of player personnel Nick Caserio, Patriots' director of college scouting Monti Ossenfort and Dallas vice president of player personnel Will McClay.
Gaine is a Bill Parcells protégé who worked with the Hall of Fame coach/general manager with the Jets, Cowboys and Dolphins.
The Houston Texans are close to naming Brian Gaine as the team's general manager.
The Eagles and Patriots denied permission for the Texans to interview Douglas, Caserio and Ossenfort.