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Texans announce coaching staff for 2019

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The Houston Texans have announced their full coaching staff for the 2019 season. Houston will have an offensive coordinator this season and it will be Tim Kelly, who was formerly the tight ends coach for the Texans. Will Lawing will take over for Kelly as the new tight ends coach. Houston's quarterbacks coach for the 2019 season will be former Seahawks assistant, Carl Smith. The Texans will also bring back a familiar face with the hire of former Houston quarterback T.J. Yates, who will now be an offensive assistant. Other coaching positions are filled by Mike Devlin (OL), John Perry (WRs), Danny Barrett (RBs), and John Aylward will be an offensive assistant.

On defense, the Texans are bringing back another former player with Akeem Dent being named a defensive assistant. The coaching staff on defense will stay intact, and the Texans are also bringing back special teams coordinator Brad Seely and assistant special teams coordinator Tracy Smith. The other most notable move was the hiring of Brian Cushing as the assistant strength and conditioning coach. Click here for a full list of the coaching staff.

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TEXANS MAKE SURPRISING CUT

Texans to release prominent player on defense

Zach Cunningham is on his way out of Houston. Composite image by Jack Brame.

According to multiple reports, the Texans are waiving LB Zach Cunningham. Cunningham was benched last Sunday for disciplinary reasons, which reportedly stemmed from a missed COVID test. Cunningham was also benched for a quarter earlier in the season for breaking team rules.

According to Ian Rapoport, the Texans will have to eat his 12.8 million dollar cap hit next season.

Cunningham started in seven of the 10 games he’s played this season recording 67 tackles and a forced fumble. The Texans are at a point where there's hardly anyone left on the team that has any name recognition with what's left of the fan base. And now the Texans have another position that will have to be addressed this offseason.

Cunningham will likely command a lot of attention from other teams interested in his services.

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