The Houston Texans and general manager Rick Smith seemed to put all of their eggs in the Brock Osweiler basket two offseasons ago, which put the future of O'Brien in limbo because he's been expected to make the playoffs and win games there.
Smith has been tending to his wife throughout this season while she has undergone treatment in Arizona.
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Macron invited him to visit, saying Weah had "a special place in the French's hearts". He is set to take office in January.
Smith and his wife, Tiffany, have three children. This was an extremely hard decision for me to make as I love this organization and every member of this team both on and off the field. Should McNair decide to punt and put off the decision until O'Brien's contract expires next year, sources say the Texans could be maintaining a hard work environment.
Smith has been Houston's GM since 2006, during which time the Texans have compiled a 92-100 record. He signed a four-year extension through the 2020 National Football League draft with the Texans last year.
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Thompson struggled with his accuracy against Ole Miss, but that shouldn't come as a surprise given his lack of experience. In what's likely to be his last collegiate game , Jackson should again impress with a dazzling performance.
The Texans closed out their 2017 campaign with a 22-13 loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.
Houston (4-12) lost its final six games of the season and nine of its last 10, prompting speculation there may be a shake-up in the front office, on the coaching staff or both. However, it is unlikely that Houston will allow him to coach next season without signing him to a contract extension.
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The death toll surpassed the 10 who died, including nine children, in a four-story home in another part of the Bronx in 2007. Eight-month-old Amora Serenity Vidal and her grandmother, Maria Batiz, 56, have also been identified as victims in the fire.
"I don't have any comment on that", O'Brien said Sunday.