New Texans HC DeMeco Ryans already has OC, DC candidates in mind

DeMeco Ryans has been hired as the new head coach of the Houston Texans, and now his next task will be building out his coaching staff.

It sounds like he has an offensive coordinator in mind, and it’s not surprising that he may be raiding the 49ers’ coaching staff.

NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported on Tuesday that the Texans are seeking to interview 49ers passing game coordinator Bobby Slowik for their offensive coordinator vacancy.

Ryans may have a potential defensive coordinator in mind as well.

NFL insider Aaron Wilson reported that Ryans could be interested in New York Jets safeties coach Marquand Manuel.

Wilson also mentioned that 49ers defensive line coach Kris Kocurek could be a defensive coordinator candidate for Ryans as well.

Ryans has been with the 49ers since 2017. The former two-time Pro Bowl linebacker spent the last two seasons as San Francisco’s defensive coordinator. Like Ryans, Slowik has been with the 49ers since 2017. He just completed his first season as the team’s passing game coordinator. Kocurek has been with the Niners since 2019.

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