Houston Texans 90-man roster could be subject to change and under new evaluation with their new general manager.
Houston Texans are undergoing another drastic change in consecutive seasons after beginning their second search for a general manager in the Bill O’Brien as the Texans head coach. Hired in 2014, O’Brien will be working with his third general manager entering his sixth season with the Texans.
Former general manager Brian Gaine was hired in 2018 and given a season to be in charged of the front office before he was let go by Texans chairman and CEO, Cal McNair. Gaine built the Texans current roster according to his vision in how he expected the team to look for the upcoming training camp and preseason activities. However, his surprising departure leaves a lot of questions in how his offseason additions will look when the new general manager is hired.
Similar to how Gaine replaced the majority of Rick Smith’s personnel with players he believed could execute his vision, the new general manager could do the same and bring in his players. It’ll take time for the new general manager to lay out his blueprint, but several players statuses are up in the air moving forward.
Gaine brought back and signed several players in free agency to short term deals that could be made in expendable depending on how positional battles shake out in preseason and training camp.
Players like Darren Fells, Matt Kalil, Briean Boddy-Calhoun, Seantrel Henderson, and Joe Webb were given the benefit of the doubt as players that could be on the Texans final roster, but the new general manager could not see them in the same light as Gaine did.