Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that negotiations between the Patriots and executive Nick Caserio “have gone nowhere” and he’s expected to be a GM candidate elsewhere this offseason.
Garafolo mentions that another Patriots’ executive, Monti Ossenfort, is set to be a free agent after the season, so there could be some big decisions on the horizon for New England, especially if OC Josh McDaniels takes a head-coaching job.
Caserio figures to be in high demand this offseason for GM vacancies.
Last year, Caserio was considered the top candidate for the Texans’ GM job, but the Patriots filed tampering charges and Houston later dropped their pursuit altogether.
A recent report mentioned that the Texans could keep their current front office structure in place next year instead of trying to hire Caserio again.
Caserio, 43, got into coaching back in 1999 as a graduate assistant at Saginaw Valley State. He spent three years coaching in college before the Patriots hired him as an offensive coaching assistant in 2002.
Caserio later took a personnel assistant job and worked his way up to director of player personnel in 2008 and has remained in the position ever since.
We’ll have more regarding the Caserio as the news is available.