Texans make changes to personnel department

AP

When teams make a change at General Manager in January, they typically wait to make other changes to the personnel department so that they can have an operation in place for the draft.

The Texans made such a G.M. change this year when Brian Gaine was hired after Rick Smith went on leave and now they’ve made a slew of other changes. Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports that the team has dismissed assistant general manager Jimmy Raye III, director of college scouting Jon Carr, assistant director of college scouting Mike Martin, college scouting coordinator Matt Jansen and college scout Seth Turner.

Raye was hired when Gaine left the Texans for a job with the Bills last year and he interviewed for the top job in Houston before Gaine returned. He also interviewed with the Panthers before they bumped Marty Hurney from interim G.M. to a permanent position.

Gaine presided over eight selections this year, although the Texans didn’t pick until the third round thanks to trades that sent this year’s first- and second-round picks to the Browns. One of those trades landed Deshaun Watson, which likely made it easier for Gaine to swallow sitting out until the 68th pick.

11 responses to “Texans make changes to personnel department

  1. Watson isn’t proven a couple flashy but still left to IR with a losing record or break even if you want to blame the Jax game entirely on Savage

  2. “Watson isn’t proven a couple flashy but still left to IR with a losing record or break even if you want to blame the Jax game entirely on Savage”

    Huh?

  3. These guys got canned one day after the draft but Jason Witten gets questioned because he will probably be leaving the Cowboys on short notice. It’s a two way street.

  4. I know Rick Smith is taking care of this wife. Totally get it.

    But he’s the one who should be going. He singled handily escalated the QB market for average QBs by giving Brock Osweiller that ridiculous contract. Where is Brock now?

  5. @ thingamajig

    I would think this is standard operating procedure when hiring a new GM so close to the draft. I would bet all parties fired knew this was coming knowing the new GM would want to bring in his own guys.

  6. thingamajig says:
    April 29, 2018 at 5:19 pm
    These guys got canned one day after the draft but Jason Witten gets questioned because he will probably be leaving the Cowboys on short notice. It’s a two way street.
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    These are absolutely apples and oranges. The cycle of a personell department usually ends with the draft. They will gear up and start the offseason now. The team actually gets the most out of their scouting department leading up to the draft.

    Witten left the Cowboys at the worst possible time. Right before they could fill his position. The team has no leverage now.If he was going to leave the team he should have done it at the beggining of the season or waited until after the draft.

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