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Grand opening, even grander closing.

The Houston Texans have relieved GM Brian Gaine of his duties, ending the shortest GM tenure in team history

“After a through evaluation of our football operations, we have decided to relieve Brian Gaine of his duties as general manager,” Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Cal McNair said in a statement. “Brian is a man of high character and we appreciate his contributions to our organization. We will begin an immediate search for a new GM. In the interim, Football Operations will be led by Senior Vice President of Football Administration Chris Olsen. While the timing may be unusual, this decision was made in the best interest of our organization in our quest to build a championship team for the City of Houston.”

Gaine was hired by the Texans in 2018 after former GM Rick Smith took a leave of absence to assist his wife in her battle with breast cancer. In Gaine’s lone full season with the club, the team went 11-5 and fell in the Wild Card round of the AFC playoffs against the Indianapolis Colts.

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