Texans no longer pursuing Patriots’ Caserio for GM

The Houston Texans’ look for a new general manager continues, and they are no longer considering a particular Patriots exec to fill the void.
The group announced Friday it has stopped pursuing New England’s de facto general manager Nick Caserio — his official title is director of player personnel — to replace Brian Gaine, whom the Texans declared last Friday.
“When we began the procedure to interview Nick Caserio for our EVP/GM place, we consulted the League office on numerous occasions, followed the procedures outlined in the League’s rules and believed we were in complete compliance,” Texans chairman and CEO Cal McNair said in a statement. “We have now been made aware of certain terms in Nick’s contract with the Patriots. Once we had been made aware of these contract provisions, I advised Mr. [Bob] Kraft that we’d quit chasing Nick.”
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The reversal of course comes only a couple of days after the Patriots filed tampering charges against the Texans for attempting to hire Caserio. On Friday, New England dropped the prices in the wake of Houston waiving the white flag, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported, a source.
Patriots owner Bob Kraft also released a statement suggesting all is well between both organizations.
“The Houston Texans and the New England Patriots have always had a great working relationship,” Kraft said. “We appreciate the way Cal McNair has managed this circumstance.”
Pelissero added that Caserio is under contract with the Patriots through the 2020 NFL Draft. The Texans, upon learning the facts of his deal, tried to take part in trade discussions with New England for Caserio but had been turned down, according to Pelissero.
Houston now heads back to the drawing board to fulfill its vacancy. The club interviewed two candidates last weekend — former GMs Ray Farmer and Martin Mayhew.

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