Former 49ers’ defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans and the Houston Texans reached agreement today on a six-year deal, according to Ian Rapoport. Texans have their new head coach.
Ryans had his first interview with the Texans on Jan. 20 and met again with the franchise on Tuesday.
Several NFL teams had requested permission to talk with Ryans about their head-coaching vacancies included the Denver Broncos, Carolina Panthers and Indianapolis Colts.
Ryans will replace Lovie Smith who was fired on Jan. 8.
Ryans, a former Texans standout linebacker, will be the fourth coach in Houston in four years after Smith and David Culley were each fired after one season.