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Patriots file tampering charges against Texans amid pursuit of Nick Caserio

Patriots file tampering charges against Texans amid pursuit of Nick Caserio

Houston fired general manager Brian Gaine the night after the Patriots received their Super Bowl rings at the house of Robert Kraft.

Nearly a week has passed since Brian Gaine was sacked from his position as the Houston Texans general manager, New England Patriots Vice President of Player Personnel Nick Caserio seems to be the clear front runner for the Texans vacant position as the head executive in the front office.

A general view of fans during the game between the Houston Texans and the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on September 9, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Caserio was there as well. Houston's previous GM, Brian Gaine, was sacked the day after the ceremony.

Caserio has been a member of the Patriots' staff since June of 2001, serving in a number of roles during his ascent to director of player personnel. He has not accepted the job with the Texans as of writing.

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The league now is expected to gather relevant information to open its investigation against Houston, sources said.

Apparently, the relationship between the Patriots and Bill O'Brien isn't as rosy as we had thought.

As for any potential punishments the Texans might receive if the National Football League deems that they have tampered, there aren't a ton of precedents.

The Patriots filed tampering charges against the Jets back in 2015, after Woody Johnson openly discussed Darrelle Revis when he was still under contract with the Patriots.