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Former Chiefs OC Chan Gailey Being Linked to the Houston Texans

The Kansas City Chiefs surprisingly relieved offensive coordinator Chan Gailey of his duties just weeks before the start of the 2009 season. Since then, he's been MIA. While he was technically under contract with the club, he didn't play a role in any of the gameday activities (and I don't think he played a role anywhere within the organization but I can't confirm that).

The Houston Texans are planning on losing offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, who wants to join his father, Mike Shanahan, wherever he might land (cough::Washington::cough).

Needing to fill the coordinator position, the Texans have lined up four candidates, one of which is Gailey, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.

Gailey's name makes sense in Houston as he and head coach Gary Kubiak have a background. Gailey was a coach in Denver from 1985-90 while Kubiak was John Elway's backup from 1983-91.

There's already been speculation that Gailey could be part of a future Bill Cowher staff a recent report from ESPN's Adam Schefter indicates Cowher is unlikely to coach in 2010.

So, it's possible Gailey could find a home in Houston.

Oh, yeah, the Chiefs will travel to Houston to play the Texans in 2010. Could be interesting.

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