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Texans Officially Announce Release Of 16 Assistant Coaches

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HOUSTON – (CBS Houston) In news that confirmed reports from this past weekend, the Houston Texans have officially announced that they have parted ways with 16 assistant coaches.

In a press release, Tuesday, new head coach Bill O’Brien thanked the coaches for their time with the club.

“I commend and thank all the coaches who worked for the Texans prior to my arrival,” said O’Brien, who was named third head coach in franchise history on Jan. 3. “Many of them played a large role in taking this franchise to the playoffs for the first time ever and will remain a part of the history here. I wish all of them well in their future endeavors.”

The press release announced the release of the following coaches:

Perry Carter (assistant defensive backs), Rick Dennison (offensive coordinator), Karl Dorrell (quarterbacks), Dan Hammerschmidt (offensive assistant), Chick Harris (running backs), Reggie Herring (linebackers), Vance Joseph (defensive backs), Bobby King (assistant linebackers), Larry Kirksey (wide receivers), Marc Lubick (assistant wide receivers), Brian Pariani (tight ends), Wade Phillips (defensive coordinator), Jim Ryan (assistant offensive line), Matt Schiotz (assistant strength and conditioning), Cedric Smith (head strength and conditioning) and Jeff Zgonina (assistant defensive line).

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