Report: Texans ask Patriots’ permission to interview Nick Caserio

Mark Lane
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The Patriot-ification of the Houston Texans may continue even after the Oct. 5, 2020, firing of coach and general manager Bill O’Brien.

According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans have requested permission from the New England Patriots to interview their director of player personnel, Nick Caserio, for their general manager vacancy.

The Texans almost got in trouble in the 2019 offseason trying to lure Caserio away from the Patriots. After hiring Jack Easterby as the team’s new character coach, the former Patriots staffer went back to a Super Bowl ring ceremony and allegedly pitched Caserio on the concept of coming to the Texans, which was already a strange move given Houston had a general manager at the time in Brian Gaine, who ended up getting fired on June 7, 2019, three days before mandatory minicamps began.

If Houston goes in the direction of Caserio, it could mean Easterby’s job is safe as executive vice president of football operations, and the Patriot Way will continue to be the status quo in the Bayou City.