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Houston Texans request an interview with Rams’ Thomas Brown

Jun 7, 2022; Thousand Oaks, California, USA; Los Angeles Rams tight end Jamal Pettigrew (81) and tight ends coach Thomas Brown during minicamp at Cal Lutheran University. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Texans have requested an interview with Los Angeles Rams assistant Thomas Brown for their head coaching vacancy, NFL Network reported Thursday.

Brown, 36, has been with the Rams since 2020 and served as the assistant head coach and tight ends coach during the 2022 season. He also helped coach the team’s running backs later in the season.

The Texans fired head coach Lovie Smith on Sunday after posting a 3-13-1 record in his lone season at the helm.

Houston is said to be looking for a younger coach to grow with a youthful team, per the report.

Brown played running back at Georgia and was a sixth-round draft pick of the Atlanta Falcons in 2008, but he never appeared in an NFL game.

He began his coaching career in the college ranks at Georgia (2011, 2015), Chattanooga (2012), Marshall (2013), Wisconsin (2014), Miami (2016-18) and South Carolina (2019) before joining Sean McVay’s staff with the Rams in 2020.

On Wednesday, McVay informed his staff members they were free to interview with other teams while he makes a decision about his future.

The Texans have not been to the playoffs since 2019, posting a combined 11-38-1 record since then under four coaches: Smith, David Culley, Romeo Crennel and Bill O’Brien.

–Field Level Media