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Texans | Rick Smith to take leave of absence

Mon, 01 Jan 2018 10:37:57 -0800

Houston Texans executive vice president and general manager Rick Smith is reportedly taking a leave of absence for the 2018 season to attend to a personal matter. He is expected to remain in his former post upon his return and told reporters Monday, Jan. 1, it will be owner Bob McNair's decision if he wants to hire a replacement as general manager.

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Texans | Rick Smith to take leave of absence

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 13:51:42 -0800

Houston Texans general manager Rick Smith has announced that he is taking an extended leave of absence in order to take care of his wife who was recently diagnosed with cancer.

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Texans | Changes coming to Houston power structure?

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 11:30:52 -0800

Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien and general manager Rick Smith reportedly have a "toxic" and "dysfunctional" relationship, and the expectation is at least one of them will be fired by the end of the season, according to the Houston Chronicle's Aaron Wilson.

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Texans | Tom Savage eyeing starting QB job

Wed, 17 Feb 2016 10:42:29 -0800

Houston Texans QB Tom Savage is intent on winning the starting job, especially in the wake of the news that team owner Bob McNair has reportedly made it very clear to general manager Rick Smith and head coach Bill O'Brien that the Texans replace Brian Hoyer.

Fantasy Tip: There seems to be some thought that Savage will compete with a first- or second-round rookie for the starting job in training camp. The loser of that competition would then fall behind Hoyer, who the Texans seem to like in a backup role. Even in O'Brien's quarterback-friendly system, Savage or the yet-to-be-named rookie would likely be little more than a low-end QB2 at best in 2016.

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Texans | Brian Hoyer unlikely to be Week 1 starter

Mon, 15 Feb 2016 11:21:52 -0800

Houston Texans QB Brian Hoyer is unlikely to begin next season as the starter. Team owner Bob McNair has all but publicly demanded general manager Rick Smith and head coach Bill O'Brien replace the journeyman.

Fantasy Tip: Hoyer melted down in the Texans' playoff loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, which was probably the final straw for McNair. Houston has been linked to almost every potential free-agent quarterback - such as Robert Griffin III - to most of the top signal-callers available in the draft that could be on the board at pick No. 22, such as Memphis' Paxton Lynch or Michigan State's Connor Cook. Either way, fantasy owners should expect Hoyer to holding a clipboard for most of 2016.

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Texans | Bill O'Brien, GM safe

Wed, 13 Jan 2016 09:29:45 -0800

Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien and general manager Rick Smith will work with each other for a third straight year in 2016, according to owner Bob McNair. "I see no reason they (Smith and O'Brien) can't (work together). They've been working together. They're bright, and they're independent and they express their opinions," McNair said.

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Texans | Houston switching to turf

Fri, 18 Sep 2015 09:58:39 -0700

Houston Texans general manager Rick Smith said the team will switch from grass to artificial turf at NRG Stadium the rest of the season.

Fantasy Tip: DeAndre Hopkins could benefit in the long run as receivers' speed is more consistent on turf than in grass that could break away under them. Hopkins ($7,600, 15.2% of cap) is still a good option on FantasyScore at Carolina this week.

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Texans | Still deciding on Whitney Mercilus option

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 00:50:09 -0700

Houston Texans LB Whitney Mercilus is the subject of conversation about whether his fifth-year option will be picked up, according to general manager Rick Smith.

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Texans | Rick Smith expected to have bigger role

Sun, 28 Dec 2014 09:51:34 -0800

Houston Texans general manager Rick Smith is expected to receive a bigger role in the organization this offseason, and that the team likely will hire a new general manager, according to sources. Head coach Bill O'Brien is expected to have a significant say in who should be hired as general manager if Smith receives a bigger role.

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Texans | Team trying to talk with Andre Johnson

Thu, 22 May 2014 11:39:38 -0700

Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien and general manager Rick Smith have been in contact with WR Andre Johnson to try to ease his concerns and get him to show up to offseason activities. The team can not trade him.

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