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January 24, 2008 11:35 AM

The Rhodes home?

Posted by Jose Romero

The attempts to woo away a Seahawks assistant coach continue. First Nolan Cromwell, who went to Texas A&M. Then Jim Mora, Jim Zorn and now, Ray Rhodes.

Rhodes, the former Seahawks defensive coordinator who has remained on the coaching staff as a consultant since being replaced during the 2005 season, is close to being hired by the Houstons Texans as assistant defensive backs coach.

If it happens -- Rhodes is being interviewed today, the Houston Chronicle reports -- he'll be returning to his home state.

Rhodes has been keeping a low profile since being hospitalized twice for what were deemed mild strokes in 2005. He had to give up play-calling duties to John Marshall but remained on staff with his old friend, Mike Holmgren. Rhodes has since been allowed back on the practice field to observe the team quietly.

Thanks to my co-worker Bud Withers for passing along the link to the story.

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Posted by mike

1:27 PM, Jan 24, 2008

If the guy wants to get back into hands on coaching, he should do that with the Seahawks. My sense was that he was removed because of his illness and not his capability.

Any rumors as to why he would take a very minor defensive roll like this?

Posted by Greg

2:34 PM, Jan 24, 2008

Ray is from Houston, makes sense

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