"Texans' GM Rick Smith is taking an extended leave of absence to take care of his wife, Tiffany, who recently was diagnosed with breast cancer, per a team source", Schefter reported.
O'Brien has one season remaining on a five-year deal he signed when he became the Texans' coach in 2014.
In the statement, Smith said that it was hard decision and that he is grateful for the support of Texans owner Bob McNair and his family, via Amy Palcic from the team's PR staff. 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.
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The official LEGO online store is now selling the LEGO Star Wars 2018 range, but does not yet have this particular set in stock. The Last Jedi's worldwide box office has been projected to reach $1.6 billion before the end of its run.
The Texans have a 92-100 regular-season record with Smith in charge, and went 3-4 in the playoffs.
The 48-year-old O'Brien said earlier this month that that he "will never quit as head football coach of the Houston Texans".
"I don't have any comment on that", O'Brien said Sunday. "They put in a lot of time, they put it on the line for us in a pretty violent game and so that means a lot to me when they say that".
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In a code red the Sheriff's office told residents to shelter in place, avoid windows and stay away from exterior walls. An hour later, the sheriff's office tweeted that "multiple deputies" were down but couldn't update their conditions.
Information from ESPN's Sarah Barshop was used in this report. "I don't control that".
Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle cited many sources about the clash of egos between the two and the tension that has surrounded the squad because the two dislike each other that much.
The Texans closed out their 2017 campaign with a 22-13 loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. O'Brien is now 31-33 in his four seasons in Houston.
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