According to Adam Schefter, the Texans are requesting permission to interview Patriots executive Nick Caserio for their open general manager position.
Houston has long had its eyes on Caserio, going back to the summer of 2019 when the Texans fired GM Brian Gaine.
New England filed tampering charges against Houston and the team dropped its pursuit of Caserio, but it appears ready to try again. The Texans aren’t the only interested team, the Panthers have also requested permission to interview Caserio.
Caserio has served as the Patriots’ de facto general manager and had been a popular name 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 two-year extension. The deal includes language to prevent the Patriots from blocking him from another job opportunity.
We’ll have more on the Texans GM search as the news is available.