Houston Texans fire general manager Brain Gaine in surprise move

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In a surprising move, the Houston Texans fired general manager Brian Gaine on Friday just days before the team is scheduled to report for its mandatory minicamp.

“After a thorough evaluation of our football operations, we have decided to relieve Brian Gaine of his duties as general manager,” Texans chairman and CEO Cal McNair said in a statement issued by the franchise. “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.”

The timing is certainly…

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