The New England pipeline to Houston is flowing again.
According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans are hiring Patriots national scout James Liipfert as their new director of college scouting.
Liipfert has been with the Patriots the last nine seasons, which means he worked alongside Texans head coach Bill O’Brien there. Liipfert began there as a scouting assistant in 2009.
Even before this past season, Miller’s career had been disrupted by untimely injuries, but he’d found a way in recent years to catch on with the Bears. From 2015-17, he caught 101 passes for 1,161 yards and 11 touchdowns in 33 games. Now, he’s trying to make his way back onto the field after undergoing at least nine surgeries since the injury. It’s not yet known if he’ll be able to do so, and the Bears brought in free agent tight end Trey Burton this offseason to pair with 2017 second-round pick Adam Shaheen. Meanwhile, the league tweaked the always-confusing catch rule this offseason. Under the new rules, Miller’s near-touchdown would’ve been ruled a touchdown.
Prosecutors forged ahead with the case anyway, telling the grand jury that Sanders implicated Greene and that video existed of Greene handing over the gun. Neither the surveillance video nor video of the interview with Sanders were played for the grand jury, McMahon said.
The grand jury’s entire review of the case took 11 minutes, and 5 of those minutes were instructions given to the jury, the attorney said.
Prosecutors presented manufactured, fabricated evidence to the grand jury, the suit states. Defendants knew that this charge was completely and utterly unsupported by probable cause, and a total fabrication contradicted by physical evidence, documentary evidence, other witnesses and even (Sanders).
Khaseem Greene, left, with his attorney Josh McMahon during a June 2017 hearing.
Greene was drafted by the Chicago Bears in 2013 and played in 25 games over two seasons before he was cut by the team. The Kansas City Chiefs later signed him to a contract which allowed him to compete for a roster spot during summer training camp.