According to Jason La Canfora, the Texans could still make another run at signing Patriots GM Nick Caserio to the same position in Houston.
Houston tried to lure Caserio away in 2019 but the Texans were blocked by New England threatening to start a tampering investigation.
Caserio signed a two-year extension with the Patriots in February but La Canfora says the deal includes language to prevent the Patriots from blocking him from another job opportunity.
He adds Caserio was interested in the job in 2019 and would conceivably be interested again now that HC Bill O’Brien is gone. Texans owner Cal McNair is also a big fan of Caserio’s.
Caserio has served as the Patriots de facto general manager and had been a popular named linked to GM vacancies for several years now.
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.
Caserio’s contract was set to expire this spring before his extension.