The ESPN report says that the Texans met last week after Christmas in O'Brien's home in Cape Cod, which led to intensified discussions that the Texans hope will culminate in a deal.
Mortensen reported on Monday that a Texans' deal with O'Brien is imminent, and the hire could be announced in the next 24 hours.
O'Brien just finished his second season at Penn State. He's gone 15-9 in his time with the Nittany Lions.
To read the full ESPN report from Saturday, click here.
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