The Houston Texans have met with Pittsburgh Steelers vice president Omar Khan for their open general manager job, the team announced late on Monday.
Khan, 43, has been in the Pittsburgh front office since 2001. Since 2016, he has been vice president of football and business administration. From 2011-16, he was director of football administration. He was football administration coordinator for 2001-11, helping construct two Super Bowl winners.
With the Steelers, Khan has been noted for his management of the team’s salary cap and contract negations.
In recent years, Khan has also been a candidate to become a general manager with the Los Angeles Rams, Miami Dolphins, New York Jets and Seattle Seahawks.
The Texans have not had a full-time general manager since June 2019, when Brian Gaine was fired. The team played the 2019 season with a vacancy. Head coach Bill O’Brien was given the general manager title before the 2020 season, but was fired from both roles on Oct. 5.
The Texans have already interviewed internal candidate Matt Bazirgan, ESPN analyst Louis Riddick and Buffalo Bills director of pro personnel Malik Boyd. They have also targeted Baltimore Ravens director of football research Scott Cohen and Seattle Seahawks executive Trent Kirchner.
Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert’s contract is set to expire at the end of the 2020 season, but he is expected to continue to extend it on a year-by-year basis.
Khan is a New Orleans native, attended college at Tulane and first worked in the NFL for the New Orleans Saints.