HOUSTON -- A person with knowledge of the decision said the Texans have hired Reggie Herring as their new linebackers coach.
The person confirmed the hiring to The Associated Press on Thursday on condition of anonymity because no official announcement had been made by the team. The Houston Chronicle and KRIV-TV first reported the hiring.
The Texans fired defensive coordinator Frank Bush and three defensive assistants after going 6-10 this past season. Phillips was hired two days later.
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