New England Patriots could be willing to part ways with their Vice President of Player Personnel Nick Caserio but it would come at a price for the Houston Texans.
Almost a week has passed since Brian Gaine was fired from his position as the Houston Texans general manager, New England Patriots Vice President of Player Personnel Nick Caserio seems to be the clear front runner for the Texans vacant position as the head executive in the front office.
Texans had reportedly placed a formal request to interview Caserio from the Patriots and had gotten no declination from Caserio’s representatives. If Caserio had no interest in the Texans’ job he could have quickly dispelled the rumors linking him to the Texans, but his front has been quiet since he was reportedly named as one of the front office executives Houston was interested in.
Patriots really had no say in preventing the Texans from conducting in an interview with Caserio as NFL teams have no path to block an office executive from a promotion in the offseason. This is the second time the Texans are attempting to bring Caserio for an interview after he was in their shortlist of candidates for their general manager position in 2018.
The Patriots were able to fend off the Texans in the past and reject their interview proposal since they were still playing in the playoffs and had to give the green light for any NFL team to contact their staff for a job opening in 2018.
Reported by Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Patriots have filed charges for allegedly tampering for Caserio on Thursday afternoon. According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, Patriots would be willing to allow the Texans to potentially acquire Caserio for the general manager position in exchange for draft compensation.
With the tampering charges likely not sticking unless solid concrete evidence is presented, the charges could be used as a negotiating tactic to not lose Caserio for nothing and earn some draft picks in the process.