Caserio wants out of New England and remains interested in joining the Texans as their GM, the Boston Globe's Ben Volin reports.
The executive has one year remaining on his contract, and it appears the Patriots want him to at least fulfill his current deal.
Houston said it ended the pursuit of Caserio after being "made aware of certain terms in Nick's contract with the Patriots." In response, New England rescinded the tampering charges it had filed against Houston. It was the second straight year that the Super Bowl champion had blocked Caserio from interviewing with the team.
The Texans reportedly intend to move ahead with head coach Bill O'Brien and executive vice president of team development Jack Easterby jointly handling the GM duties for the 2019 season. This could potentially leave the door open for Caserio to join next offseason when he's no longer under contract.
Houston shockingly fired Brian Gaine after one season on June 7, one day after Easterby - who previously worked for New England - attended the Patriots' Super Bowl ring unveiling party, where Caserio was also present.