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2017 NFL Coaching News: DeMeco Ryans Joins 49ers’ Coaching Staff

He hasn’t played for the Texans in several years, but Houston fans are no doubt happy for the former franchise stalwart.

Oakland Raiders v Houston Texans
We still love you, Cap’n Meco.
Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

George Godsey is not the only former Texan who’s got a new coaching gig today. In fact, I reckon this bit of news will be met with considerably more joy.

The man they call Cap’n ‘Meco hasn’t been a member of the Houston Texans since he was traded to the Eagles nearly five (5!) years ago, but he’s still beloved by the fan base. Although the idea of DeMeco Ryans playing for another team hurt, Ryans went on to play several more quality years in Philadelphia before that team released him shortly after the 2015 season ended. Since that time, he’s popped up on the sports talk radio airwaves a time or two here in Houston. Now it appears he’s going to return to the NFL in a different way.

Good for him. Best of luck to ‘Meco as he begins his coaching career with the San Francisco 49ers.