The Buffalo Bills are planning to interview Houston Texans director of player personnel Brian Gaine Thursday for their vacant general manager spot, The Houston Chronicle first reported and The Buffalo News confirmed.
Gaine is due to meet with Bills owners Terry and Kim Pegula at their home in Boca Raton, Fla. The Bills also requested permission to interview Carolina Panthers assistant GM Brandon Beane as they seek a replacement for Doug Whaley, who was fired Sunday.
The Texans hired Gaine in 2014 to be director of college scouting. In 2015, they promoted him to director of player personnel, and he has established himself as a rising talent in the scouting ranks.
Last January, Gaine interviewed with the San Francisco 49ers for their GM opening before the job went to John Lynch. He also has interviewed for GM jobs with the St. Louis Rams (2012), New York Jets (2013), Miami Dolphins (2014), and the Chicago Bears and Philadelphia Eagles in 2015.
Gaine, who has worked in the NFL since 1999, was an assistant GM with the Dolphins in 2012 and 2013. He also was a scout with the Dallas Cowboys and New York Jets.