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Houston Texans Hire Brian Gaine As Director Of Pro Personnel

Rick Smith has hired Brian Gaine, the former assistant general manager for the Miami Dolphins, as the new director of pro personnel for the Texans.

Who does Toro want for the first overall pick in the draft? - photo credit
Who does Toro want for the first overall pick in the draft? - photo credit
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Brian Gaine was fired by the Dolphins three days after they hired Dennis Hickey to replace Jeff Ireland as the general manager. He wasn't out of work for long, as the Chronicle reports that the Texans have hired Gaine to be their new director of pro personnel. He comes to the Texans with fifteen years of experience in the NFL, with most of that time under Bill Parcels with the Jets, Cowboys and the Dolphins.

According to the Miami Herald:

The Dolphins fired Gaine on Wednesday after six years with the organization. He had risen as high as assistant general manager under Jeff Ireland, and twice interviewed with Stephen Ross for the team’s top personnel job in recent weeks.

One theory is that Gaine had built up loyalties within the personnel department, and was seen as a leader in the organization, who was respected throughout the Davie facility. Hickey may have seen that as a negative.

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Brian Gaine replaces Brian Gardner, who was fired after last season along with just about everyone else not named Rick Smith.

In other moves, the Texans promoted Larry Wright to assistant pro personnel director and hired scout Daron Roberts. No doubt these gentlemen will be very busy between now and May developing the Texans' draft board, including that first overall pick of Clowney-Bridgewater-Bortles-Manziel.

I'm quite intrigued by what Gaine might have learned from Parcels that can help the Texans develop the roster for a championship run. Sound off below on your thoughts of this latest acquisition for the staff that will build your 2014 Texans team.