September 18, 2022; Santa Clara, California, USA; San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans before the game against the Seattle Seahawks at Levi’s Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
Texans complete interview with Rams’ Brown, have one scheduled with Niners’ Ryans this week
Los Angeles Rams assistant head coach/tight ends coach Thomas Brown completed an interview with the Houston Texans on Tuesday, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans has an interview scheduled with the Houston Texans later this week.
Brown, 36, has coached the past three seasons on Rams head coach Sean McVay’s staff. He was hired in 2020 as the team’s running backs coach, and earned the title of assistant head coach the following season. He transitioned to tight ends coach for the 2022 season. Brown is respected by coaches and players alike, and has received praise from Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford and tight end Tyler Higbee.
The Texans are scheduled to interview 49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans on Friday, Jan. 20, despite previous reports that Ryans had no interest in the Houston Texans’ head coaching vacancy. As ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Monday, those reports do not seem to have been accurate.
Ryans has become a star defensive coordinator in San Francisco since taking over the position following the 2021 departure of former Niners defensive coordinator Robert Saleh, now the head coach of the New York Jets.