Texans agree not to pursue Nick Caserio

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Nick Caserio will remain in New England, apparently ending a league tampering investigation against the Texans.

Texans CEO Cal McNair said today that he was not aware of all the relevant language in Caserio’s contract with the Patriots but once he became aware, he pledged to Patriots owner Robert Kraft that the Texans wouldn’t ask Caserio to leave New England.

“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,” McNair said in a statement. “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 informed Mr. Kraft that we would stop pursuing Nick.”

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Patriots have agreed to drop their tampering case. So this story appears to be over, with Caserio still in New England and the Texans still looking for a new G.M.

25 responses to “Texans agree not to pursue Nick Caserio

  1. Which means that Houston was caught red handed and are now cowering in the corner. The Patriots knew the commissioner would do nothing at this point. The only thing left is for the Patriots to best them on the field again….so nothing new

  2. McNair is spineless. The Pats only did this bc they knew Caserio would sign with Houston. They had no true evidence.

  3. If they had hard evidence against Houston, why would they drop the charges when Belichick is “always getting value”? They had bupkis…

  4. Sounds like the nfl front office said play nice we don’t wanna sort out the mess drop your pursuit of caserio and we will drop the tamper investigation.

  5. I think the “character coach” needs a character coach himself and McNair is the Spaulding Smails of Houston. Houston’s management is incompetent and the Pats called them on it. I hope the Pats crush these fools when they play this season.

  6. What a mess. They fire a guy after a single season that led to playoff birth and then don’t even get to interview the guy they want. Now, whoever they do hire will come in as the obvious not-first-choice virtually assuring another faceoff with O’Brien who’ll be irked at it not being Caserio.

  7. The winner of the AFC South gets to lose to a better division winner in the playoffs.

  8. Houston’s management needs some kind of intervention. Even Jets fans are laughing at them now. Easterby thought he was above it all when he left the Patriots and now we see he was a fraud all along. Good riddance “character coach”.

  9. Whatever language is or is not in Caserio’s contract has no bearing on a claim of tampering – it has nothing to do with it.

    Texans dropped their interest because they were obviously caught red handed violating league rules.

  10. Caserio is under contract to the Patriots and language in his contract prohibited him from negotiating with another team. Pats knew this while the Texans flailed around for 3 days pursuing a GM they weren’t gonna be able to get anyway. Will this “clueless” stuff ever end for this team? The Texans are a travesty. I know, I attend most of their games.

  11. He must be pretty important because he’s been offered jobs before and stayed.

  12. “Can’t let someone that knows their cheating methods leave for another team.”

    What, you mean like the literally hundreds of players and quite a few coaches that have left to go to other teams and never said anything but the Pats outwork the other teams?

  13. Another example of the pats being cheated and goodell doing nothing.

    YOu would be aware of the language if you called NE first to ask permission.

    Goodell caught again!

  14. Patriots win again however no punishment was handed out to the other team again. A recurring theme in the NFL over the last 20 years. If the shoe were on the other foot the media outrage certainly would have driven stiff penalties and the outcry by other jealous fan bases would be to call for Belichick and Kraft to be banished from the league forever. I guess all we can do is watch the patriots play deep into January and February again.

  15. So, the Pats and Caserio haven’t talked about this? It gives the Pats a year to sign Caserio to a new contract or train Monty for when Caserio leaves. Seems like the can has been kicked down the road a long way by the media without talking with the people involved.

  16. I must be missing something. He’s known the owner and HC/Head of football operations since 2001. Caserio wants to leave NE, a very successful franchise to work for his buddies Easterby who he’s known since 2013 and O’Brien who he has known since 2007. O’Brien has chased away two GMs already. In New England he progressed up the ranks and does more than just personnel. I wish Caserio would say why. Is it all about more money?

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