The Houston Texans are in Mobile, Alabama taking in the Reese's Senior Bowl and scouting NFL prospects closer. The Texans made some moves to their offensive coaching staff and currently have a vacancy at the wide receiver coaching position. Bill O'Brien moved last season's wide receiver coach Sean Ryan to coach the quarterbacks coach leaving the Texans looking for someone to fill that void.
It appears that there is a potential candidate for the position.
A former player under O'Brien in New England, Wes Welker has been trying to break into the coaching ranks but more importantly knows the offensive system for the Texans. With the current opening at the position, Welker is the first name to surface that could potentially fill the spot.
Welker last played in the NFL in 2015 with the St. Louis Rams after spending time with the Denver Broncos, New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins. O'Brien was Welker's position coach in New England and has a good working relationship with one of the most productive players in recent years at the position.
If Welker is indeed the potential hire at the wide receiver position coach it lines up with O'Brien's hires over the past few years having a background with the New England mentality and having playing time in the NFL.