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Texans GM taking leave of absence as wife battles cancer

Texans GM taking leave of absence as wife battles cancer

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Smith is taking a leave to be with his wife, who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.

Despite the injuries to names like JJ Watt, Deshaun Watson, and Whitney Mercilus that completed turned the season upside down, Bill O'Brien or GM Rick Smith will reportedly get their walking papers once the season is officially over, if a recent report of their relationship proves true.

We all wish Smith and his wife strength and positive vibes as they deal with her cancer and hope it all ends positively.

Smith has been tending to his wife throughout this season while she has undergone treatment in Arizona.

Smith made the announcement Sunday after spending time away from the team.




The one that may not return in Houston is general manager Rick Smith, who signed Brock Osweiler without even a face-to-face meeting.

Under O'Brien, the Texans have gone 31-32, winning back-to-back AFC South titles in 2015 and 2016.

O'Brien is signed on to be the head coach until 2018, but the feeling around Houston is team owner Bob McNair may decide to cut the cord now rather than allowing the situation to decline further.

Earlier this month, O'Brien said that he "will never quit as head football coach of the Houston Texans".

O'Brien has went 9-7 each of his first 3 years until this season and is in his final year of his contract.


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