Updates from Tuesday, Dec. 31
John McClain of the Houston Chronicle has the latest on the Texans' coaching search:
As he continued his pursuit of Bill O'Brien, Texans owner Bob McNair on Monday declined to comment on reports he's on the verge of hiring the Penn State head coach.
McNair wants to get the deal done with O'Brien as soon as possible rather than risk losing him to other owners who are in the market for new coaches after five were fired on Black Monday.
Barring unforeseen complications, McNair is expected to hire O'Brien, who has done a terrific job under difficult circumstances the last two seasons at Penn State.
From ESPN's Adam Schefter: