By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Houston Texans fired GM Brian Gaine on Friday. He spent one season in the role.
Gaine was hired as the team’s GM after Rick Smith stepped away from the role. Smith decided to help his wife, as she was dealing with brain cancer.
“After a thorough evaluation of our football operations, we have decided to relieve Brian Gaine of his duties as general manager,” Texans Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Cal McNair said. “Brian is a man of high character and we appreciate his contributions to our organization. We will begin an immediate search for a new GM. In the interim, Football Operations will be led by Senior Vice President of Football Operations Chris Olsen.
“While the timing may be unusual, this decision was made in the best interest of our organization in our quest to build a championship team for the City of Houston.”
Before being named the Texans GM, he was the Buffalo Bills Vice President of Player Personnel in 2017. He also previously worked for the Texans as their Director of Player Personnel from 2014 through 2016.
He also worked for the Miami Dolphins from 2008 through 2013 in several roles, including Assistant Director of Pro Personnel, Director of Player Personnel, and Assistant General Manager. He also worked for the Dallas Cowboys from 2005 through 2007 as their Director of Pro Scouting.
He also began his career as a scout with the New York Jets from 1999 through 2004.