Texans reportedly 'targeting' Brian Flores for head coach
Brian Flores has surfaced on the radar as a prime candidate for Houston's head-coaching opening. Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

The David Culley and Brian Flores firings appear connected. Not long after the Dolphins surprisingly canned him, Flores has surfaced on the radar as a prime candidate to replace Culley in Houston.

The Texans are "targeting" Flores as the "top candidate" to take over as head coach, Aaron Wilson of Sports Talk 790 reports. Flores and Texans GM Nick Caserio worked together with the Patriots for more than a decade, with Wilson adding the duo’s relationship remains close.

This would be an interesting step for Flores, given the state of the Texans. The team has gone 8-25 over the past two seasons and does not have much to bank on long-term on its roster. Deshaun Watson, however, was believed to be interested in playing for Flores in Miami. That certainly does not mean the Pro Bowl quarterback would rescind his longstanding trade request, but it would be an interesting element injected into this equation.

Flores took over a Dolphins roster that was soon gutted in his first season, so the Texans would present somewhat familiar territory. The Dolphins are coming off back-to-back winning seasons, giving Flores some momentum — despite his clashes with team management — as this year’s hiring period gets going.

This article first appeared on Pro Football Rumors and was syndicated with permission.

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