Houston Texans bring in former NFL team executive Ray Farmer for an interview in their job search for a new general manager.
The Houston Texans have begun the process of finding a new general manager after firing Brian Gaine yesterday afternoon. Gaine was relieved of his responsibilities as the general manager after being hired in 2018. According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, Texans have brought in Ray Farmer for an interview, Farmer has been working in the NFL front office since 2002.
After a knee injury ended his career as a linebacker with the Philadelphia Eagles in 1998, Farmer ventured into the NFL front office in the capacity as a scout for the Atlanta Falcons from 2002 to 2005 before being hired as the director of player personnel for the Kansas City Chiefs.
He was in that role until being hired as the Cleveland Browns assistant general manager in 2013 and being promoted to general manager in 2014. However, his tenure as the Browns general manager was short lived as he was fired in 2015 due to their poor record through the draft and during the regular season.
Farmer has ties to the Texans staff as he worked with Romeo Crennel while he was the defensive coordinator and head coach for the Chiefs. Executive Vice President of Team Development Jack Easterby also worked with Farmer in the past as he was the team chaplain for the Chiefs from 2011 to 2012.
This will be the first of many of candidates that the Texans will interview as they continue to look for their next general manager before their offseason activities began to ramp up with the start of training camp in July.