Texans Stop Pursuit for Nick Caserio, Bill O'Brien in Line for Bigger Role

Patrick D. Starr

The Houston Texans have stopped their pursuit of New England Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio for their general manager vacancy. The Texans were slapped with tampering charges earlier in the week by the Patriots for alleged contact with Caserio about the Texans general manager opening before it was "officially" open.

With the Texans stopping their pursuit of Caserio, the Patriots will pull their tampering charges they have filed with the NFL.

Houston Texans Chairman and CEO Cal McNair released the following statement regarding the Texans attempting to interview Caserio for their opening.

“When we started the process to interview Nick Caserio for our EVP/GM position, we consulted the League office on numerous occasions, followed the procedures outlined in the League’s rules and believed we were in full compliance. We have now been made aware of certain terms in Nick’s contract with the Patriots. Once we were made aware of these contract terms, I advised Mr. Kraft that we would stop pursuing Nick.”

With the Texans out on Caserio and not looking towards any other direction to fill their general manager opening, they are currently looking in-house for a solution.

There is a current scenario where head coach Bill O'Brien and Executive Vice President of Team Development Jack Easterby are expected to split the general manager duties heading into the 2019 season. The two would split responsibilities that the Texans general manager position would entail for the upcoming season, but that is yet to be made official.

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