Buffalo Bills re-hire former Houston Texans general manager Brian Gaine
The Buffalo Bills have brought back former Houston Texans general manager Brian Gaine after he was fired from the job during the 2019 offseason.
Houston Texans recently fired general manager Brian Gaine spent a short time unemployed as an NFL executive as he has found a job with his previous team, the Buffalo Bills. Gaine was the Bills Vice President of Player Personnel prior to the 2017 season after deciding to make a lateral move and leave the Texans organization.
Gaine had permission to interview with the Texans and was hired as the general manager after Rick Smith stepped down from the role to attend to personal family matters in 2018. Gaine was responsible for the Texans past two draft classes and was responsible for drafting Texans’ promising young safety, Justin Reid. However, one season into his new job he was surprisingly relieved of his position by Texans Chairman and CEO Cal McNair.
The timing of the move was rather erratic after the Texans had gone through most of their draft and free agency decisions. The Texans were preparing for the start of their training camp and preseason activities.
Texans had their best season to date with Gaine working with Bill O’Briens as the head coach at 11-5. Besides working the Texans and Bills the past couple of seasons, Gaine has an extensive resume as an NFL executive working with the New York Jets, Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins since 1999.
NFL insider Field Yates of ESPN reported that Gaine will return to the Bills front office in the capacity of Senior Personnel Advisor, in which he will be working with pro and college scouting departments.