Texans request permission to interview Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon for head coach: report

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(SportsRadio 610) - A fourth possible Texans head coaching candidate was revealed Monday as the team looks to fill its vacancy for the second time in as many seasons.

The Texans requested permission to interview Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Monday.

Since Friday, the team has announced interviews with former Dolphins head coach Brian Flores; Los Angeles Chargers offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi; and Florida Atlanta wide receivers coach Hines Ward, who played 14 seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Gannon, 39, just wrapped up his first season as Eagles defensive coordinator. Prior to that, he spent three seasons as defensive backs coach for the Indianapolis Colts, four seasons as assistant defensive backs coach for the Minnesota Vikings and worked as a defensive quality control coach for the Tennessee Titans and Atlanta Falcons.

The Eagles, who lost in the Wild Card round to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers over the weekend, finished the season ranked 25th in defensive DVOA, which measures efficiency.

Houston is looking to replace David Culley, who coached the Texans to a 4-13 season in 2021. They fired Bill O'Brien as head coach and general manager four games into the 2020 season.