Report: Texans hire former Detroit Lions character coach Dylan Thompson

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The Houston Texans made another addition to their staff.

According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans have hired former Detroit Lions character coach Dylan Thompson.

Thompson previously had been the character coach for the Detroit Lions since 2018, the first year of coach Matt Patricia, who was fired with five games to go in the 2020 season. Thompson also served as the director of player development for Charleston Southern’s men’s basketball team.

Prior to getting into the character-coaching business, Thompson went undrafted in 2015 out of South Carolina where he played quarterback. He caught on with the San Francisco 49ers under coach Jim Tomsula, and he spent the 2016 training camp and preseason with the Los Angeles Rams. The Rams brought back Thompson for organized team activities in May of 2017, but he was subsequently released.