Report: George Godsey to leave Pats for Texans

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The exodus of coaches from Bill Belichick’s staff with the New England Patriots continues.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Patriots tight ends coach George Godsey will be leaving the Patriots to join Bill O’Brien’s staff with the Houston Texans. Per John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, Godsey is expected to serve as quarterbacks coach for the Texans.

Godsey and O’Brien served together on the Patriots staff in 2011 before O’Brien left to take the head coaching job at Penn State University. Godsey served as an offensive assistant in 2011 before becoming the tight ends coach the past two seasons.

Godsey is the third member of the Patriots coaching staff to depart in the last two days.

Pepper Johnson and Dante Scarnecchia also will not return to the Patriots staff. Johnson is thought to also be headed to Houston to join O’Brien and defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel.

Scarnecchia announced his retirement from the Patriots on Wednesday.