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The Houston Texans have had their eyes on New England Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio for some time, going back to the 2019 season, when the team was looking to hire him.
Caserio was not able to make the move to Houston due contract issues that kept him with the Patriots, but now there’s a chance that he could take over as Houston’s general manager for the 2021 campaign.
Adam Schefter reports that the Texans had asked for permission to chat with Caserio and that the chat may have already taken place. However, they are not the only ones who want to have a sit down with the Pats director of player personnel.
The Carolina Panthers also are on the short list, as are the New York Giants. Should he land with the Giants, Caserio would take over for general manager Dave Gettleman, who may decide to retire or take another role in the front office.
There’s also a chance that Caserio just stays put with the Patriots, despite the fact that the team might be going through a rebuild.
Caserio has worked in the Pats’ front office since the 2008 season, so he was with them during their amazing Super Bowl runs.
The 45-year-old has a great relationship with Texans executive VP/Football Operations Jack Easterby, another link with Houston.
There’s been plenty of other names tied to Houston, including Louis Riddick of ESPN, Ravens director of football research Scott Cohen, Seahawks vice president of player personnel Trent Kirchner, and Bills director of pro personnel Malik Boyd.
The Texans also announced that they have interviewed Omar Kahn, a longtime executive with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Kahn, 43, has served as the Steelers’ vice president of football administration since 2016. Overall, he has worked in the Steelers’ front office for 20 years. Pittsburgh won two Super Bowls in that time, though has not appeared in one in a decade.
The Texans are looking for both a GM and coach after parting ways with Bill O’Brien after an 0-4 start. O’Brien had held both positions.
Kahn’s mother is a native of Honduras and his father of India. Kahn himself was born in Louisiana.
Sam Amico contributed to this report.