The Houston Texans are expected to hire New England Patriots executive Nick Caserio as the team’s next general manager, according to a report by Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
The moves comes just a day after the Texans reported interviewed Steelers vice president Omar Khan for the position.
Caserio has been with the Patriots since 2001, serving as both a coach and executive before moving up to become the director of pro personnel in 2004. The Texans had originally tried to hire Caserio before the 2020 season, but the move was blocked by New England.
The Texans instead gave the general manager position, which had remained vacant in 2019 after the firing of Brian Gaine, to head coach Bill O’Brien. O’Brien was fired from both roles on Oct. 5.
Khan, 43, has been in the Pittsburgh front office since 2001. Since 2016, he has been vice president of football and business administration. From 2011-16, he was director of football administration. He was football administration coordinator for 2001-11, helping construct two Super Bowl winners.
With the Steelers, Khan has been noted for his management of the team’s salary cap and contract negations.
In recent years, Khan has also been a candidate to become a general manager with the Los Angeles Rams, Miami Dolphins, New York Jets and Seattle Seahawks.
Texans director of player personnel Matt Bazirgan, ESPN analyst Louis Riddick, Buffalo Bills director of pro personnel Malik Boyd, Baltimore Ravens director of football research Scott Cohen and Seattle Seahawks vice president of player personnel Trent Kirchner were also candidates.