Texans eye McKenzie as GM

Packers director of pro personnel to interview this week

The Texans have requested permission to interview Packers pro personnel director Reggie McKenzie for Houston's vacant general manager position. The Texans are seeking a replacement for Charley Casserly, who officially resigns from the position on June 1.

The Texans met with Rick Smith, the Denver Broncos' assistant general manager, on Friday. McKenzie and Smith are the leading candidates, according to reports.

McKenzie has spent the past 10 seasons in Green Bay and is entering his eighth as their director of pro personnel. During much of his tenure, he developed a strong relationship with former Packers head coach/general manager Mike Sherman, now the Texans' assistant head coach/offense.

McKenzie, 43, oversees Green Bay's scouting in all of the professional leagues and evaluates potential free agents. He also has assisted general manager Ted Thompson in college draft preparations.

The former NFL linebacker retired after a seven-year career in 1992. He joined the Packers two years later as their pro personnel assistant under then-GM Ron Wolf.

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