The Texans are making an effort to hire Nick Caserio for their vacant general manager position, but the Patriots aren't about to let that happen without a fight.
The Pats filed tampering charges against the Texans for their pursuit of Caserio, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
The Patriots filed tampering charges Wednesday against the Houston Texans for the attempted general manager hire of Nick Caserio, league sources told ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 12, 2019
The NFL now is expected to gather relevant informant to open its investigation against Houston, per sources.
According to ProFootballTalk, the Patriots are using photos, videos, and other proof of interactions between Texans executive Jack Easterby and Caserio at last Thursday night's Super Bowl ring ceremony as evidence of tampering. Houston's previous GM, Brian Gaine, was fired the day after the ceremony.
Easterby was New England's character coach for six seasons before joining the Texans.
Evidence of potential tampering come from photos, videos, other proof of interactions between Texans exec @JackEasterby and Caserio at last Thursday's Patriots ring ceremony, which happened the night before the Houston G.M. job became vacant.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) June 12, 2019
The Texans formally requested to interview Caserio for the open GM position on Monday.
Caserio has been New England's director of player personnel since 2008.
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