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Report: DeMeco Ryans has made a decision on Houston Texans defensive coordinator position

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Now that the Houston Texans have their head coach DeMeco Ryans secured, it's time for his staff to start taking shape. According to multiple reports, the team is hiring Matt Burke as defensive coordinator.

In 2022, Burke was the defensive line coach for JJ Watt and the Arizona Cardinals. In 2021, he was the game management coach for the Jets under head coach Robert Saleh. Saleh was the 49ers DC before DeMeco Ryans was promoted to the position in 2021.

Burke has previous experience as a defensive coordinator, as he was the Dolphins DC in 2017 and 2018. His team finished 16th and 29th in total defense those years respectively.

The Texans are also hiring Nick Kray as chief of staff, according to Aaron Wilson. Kray held the same position with San Francisco and was an administrative assistant to Kyle Shanahan.

Now the big question needs to be answered. Who's going to run this offense?

Houston has interviewed 49ers passing game coordinator Bobby Slowik, Bengals WRs coach Troy Walters, and Vikings assistant QBs coach Jerrod Johnson.

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