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Mike Kafka getting second interview with Houston Texans

Giants’ OC has been in demand this week

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It appears that New York Giants offensive coordinator Mike Kafka is a serious candidate for the head-coaching opening with the Houston Texans.

Kafka will get an in-person interview with the Texans on Wednesday after having a virtual interview on Sunday, per NFL insider Tom Pelissero.

Kafka, who just completed his only season as the Giants’ offensive coordinator and play-caller, has also interviewed with the Carolina Panthers and Indianapolis Colts. Giants defensive coordinator Wink Martindale has also interviewed with the Colts.

The Texans have fired their last two head coaches, David Culley and Lovie Smith, after one season.

Coach Brian Daboll said the Giants have been discussing contingencies should Kafka or Martindale get a head-coaching opportunity.

“When you have these interviews that come up, and I’ve been part of them the last three seasons, you always have to have a plan because you never know what’s going to happen if (defensive coordinator) Wink (Martindale) gets a job, if (offensive coordinator Mike) Kafka gets a job,” Daboll said. “So, you have to go through the whole process. The good thing about being here for the second year is that you have a lot of people in place that again, to go back to what I said about the players, that know how we do things.”