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Report: Texans request interview of Ravens Director of Football Research Scott Cohen

An unfamiliar name among fans, but not among the league

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According to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport, the Houston Texans have requested an interview of Ravens’ Director of Football Research Scott Cohen.

While this is not a household name, it’s most certainly an NFL name. Scott Cohen has spent 26 years in the NFL, with 23 of them being in player personnel. As per his Ravens’ bio, he’s an opponent analyst.

“Cohen provides weekly reports to the coaching staff for opponent preparation, in addition to self-scouting, opponent-related research projects and top team/NFL trends. Prior to his Baltimore arrival, Cohen served as the Buccaneers’ senior personnel advisor (2013-14), Jets’ assistant general manager (2008-12), Eagles’ director of pro personnel (2001-07) and Jaguars’ assistant director of pro scouting (1999-2000).”

According to The Athletic’s Jeff Zrebiec, this is a highly-respected individual.

The Texans’ general manager job sounds peculiar. On one hand, the Texans have multiple solid pieces, including QB Deshaun Watson. However, they are without their first-round pick (No. 3 overall), and are $13 million over the cap entering 2021 (overthecap). It will be a tall order getting their organization back together after Bill O’Brian’s decision to trade DeAndre Hopkins for RB David Johnson.