According to Mark Berman, Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio is believed to be the leading candidate for the Texans’ general manager job.
Houston actually attempted to interview Caserio last year before they hired Brian Gaine, but the Patriots denied them permission. The Texans fired Gaine on Friday.
Caserio has ties to HC Bill O’Brien from their time together with the Patriots.
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 Texans’ GM search as the news is available.