Nick Caserio has been a valuable member of the New England Patriots front office for many years, so it's no surprise rival teams are looking to hire him away from the defending Super Bowl champions.
John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reported Monday the Houston Texans have formally requested an interview with Caserio.
Texans put in a formal request with Patriots to interview Nick Caserio for vacant GM job. They're waiting to hear back. He's their first choice to replace Brian Gaine.
— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) June 10, 2019
The Patriots might have to let Caserio interview for the Texans' open general manager job. Sports Illustrated's Albert Breer explains in the tweet below:
B/c this has come up -- the Patriots were able to block Caserio and Ossenfort from interviewing in Houston in '18 b/c their season was still ongoing. Won't be as easy now.
Here's the piece of the NFL anti-tampering policy that's relevant. Real GM job = they have to let them go. pic.twitter.com/WmPlMYQ1Bh
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) June 10, 2019
Caserio is the Patriots' director of player personnel and has spent 18 years with the organization. He's been a key part of the team's scouting and roster-building efforts over the last decade.
The Texans have a vacant general manager position after firing Brian Gaine last Friday. Gaine spent less than two years as Texans general manager.
Houston already has a few ties to the Patriots, most notably head coach Bill O'Brien (former Patriots offensive coordinator) and executive vice president of team development Jack Easterby (former Patriots character coach).
Caserio certainly is ready to be an NFL general manager, but does he want to leave the Patriots? We might soon find out.
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