Just as the Texans neared the end of their offseason program and a quiet period before training camp, the team shared some news.
"After a thorough evaluation of our football operations, we have made a decision to relieve Brian Gaine of his duties as general manager", Houston chairman and chief executive officer Cal McNair said in a statement.
With that said, there is a name to consider in the club's search for a new general manager after the firing of Brian Gaine.
Gaine started his time with the Dolphins as their assistant director of pro scouting and by the time he left for Houston in 2014, he had worked all the way up to the team's assistant general manager.
Gaine was hired by Houston in 2018 to be the team's GM.
Indian-Origin Brexiteer, Expected To Run For PM, Backs Boris Johnson
Meanwhile, the former foreign secretary's call for £10billion of tax cuts for higher earners was dismissed as "unrealistic". Jeremy Hunt, Dominic Raab and Matt Hancock outlined their proposals at campaign launches on Monday.
Houston finished last season with an 11-5 record.
The decision to switch from Gaine seems a bit fast, and maybe it had something to do with the relationship of Gaine and Texans head coach Bill O'Brien, but any way it's viewed, the Texans are in need for a new general manager, and that is where we are here to help.
It's unclear what led to Gaine's dismissal. Instead, the Texans did an evaluation of their football operations and the final findings were that Gaine was, "good, but not good enough", Rapoport said.
Brian Gaine while with the the Miami Dolphins poses for his 2008 National Football League headshot at photo day in Miami, Florida. "I hold him in high regard".
It is unclear exactly what the breaking point was between the Texans and Gaine, but he certainly was not being praised in the general public for the moves he has made in recent months.