The Houston Texans have fired general manager Brian Gaine, the club announced on Friday.
Gaine held the post for only one season, and four campaigns were left on his contract.
"After a thorough evaluation of our football operations, we have decided to relieve Brian Gaine of his duties as general manager," Texans chairman Hal McNair said in a statement. "Brian is a man of high character and we appreciate his contributions to our organization. … While the timing may be unusual, this decision was made in the best interest of our organization in our quest to build a championship team for the City of Houston."
Senior vice president of football administration Chris Olsen will lead the football operations department on an interim basis while the team searches for a new general manager.