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Texans GM taking leave of absence as wife battles cancer

Texans GM taking leave of absence as wife battles cancer

Smith announced he is taking an extended leave of absence from his duties running the Texans to help his wife as she battles breast cancer. Despite the tension with Smith and the Texans' dismal 4-11 record this year, it appears O'Brien will be back for a fifth season as head coach. I am eternally grateful to the McNair family for their unwavering support during this trying time. "I remain committed to our quest to bring a championship to the city of Houston, yet my family needs me now and they are my priority".

ESPN's Adam Schefter tweeted that Tiffany Smith has been undergoing treatments in Arizona; Rick Smith has been traveling back and forth to care for her. However, the most important thing at the moment is the health of Smith's wife.

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O'Brien has one year remaining on the five-year deal he signed upon leaving Penn State to become a first-time National Football League head coach.

During Smith's tenure, the Texans have made four playoff appearances and won the AFC South on four occasions.

Man with guns arrested at Houston hotel
Officers say he fought with security and they tried to escort him back to his room but he was kicked out of the hotel. The man, who has not been identified, was arrested for unlawfully carrying a weapon and trespassing.

"That's out of my control, but I would love to have Coach O'Brien with me", Watson said earlier this month. "I'll meet with him, I'm sure, at some point, and we'll decide what direction he wants to go".

But middle ground between the coach and GM seem so far apart reports the Houston Chronicle's Aaron Wilson, that one or the other likely will be gone before next season.

Protecting your pipes amid stretch of freezing days
Customers of City of Kalamazoo water services are being urged to keep one tap of water running to prevent pipes from freezing. She recommended, "Really just turning off the water to the entire home because if it happens, it can be detrimental".

Smith released a statement on Sunday after the Texans' 22-13 Week 17 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.


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