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Texans promote Greg Grissom to president

Nov 18, 2018; Landover, MD, USA; Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) and center Nick Martin (66) celebrate after defeating the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Texans have promoted Greg Grissom to team president, the club announced Wednesday.

Grissom replaces Jamey Rootes, who was forced out as president last month after two decades with the organization. Rootes was hired by late owner and Texans founder Bob McNair.

McNair’s son and current Texans chairman and CEO Cal McNair made the announcement on Grissom, who was the team’s senior vice president of corporate development.

“Greg’s extensive industry knowledge is evident by the meaningful relationships he continues to develop with our partners, our community and Texans teammates,” McNair said in a statement. “While going through the interview process, Greg’s intentional, forward-thinking approach showed an authenticity and commitment to championship-caliber excellence that made him the ideal choice to take on this role.”

Grissom will oversee the direction and management of all Texans’ business operations, including marketing, communications, broadcasting, ticket sales and services, event services, corporate sponsorship, community relations, accounting, legal, human resources and general administration, the team announced.

Grissom was bumped up to oversee business operations on an interim basis after Rootes’ departure.

The Texans finished the 2020 season with a 4-12 record. Since the end of the season, they hired general manager Nick Caserio and head coach David Culley, and they also parted ways with director of football administration Kevin Krajcovic and equipment manager Mike Parson.

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