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Report: Texans snag Cowboys assistant Herring to coach LBs

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.

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Herring, 51, coached linebackers for the Texans from 2002 to 2003 under former coach Dom Capers. Herring had been the linebackers coach in Dallas since 2008, under former Cowboys coach and new Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips.

The Texans fired defensive coordinator Frank Bush and three defensive assistants after going 6-10 this past season. Phillips was hired two days later.

Also Thursday, Texans linebacker Brian Cushing said on his Twitter account that he underwent arthroscopic surgery on one of his knees.

"Appreciate all the support and love, had to get my patella cleaned up and knee scoped," he wrote. "Was about two years overdue, time for rehab!"

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