Patriots Notebook: Texans call off pursuit of Caserio, TE Roberts fails physical

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The Texans have ended their pursuit of Nick Caserio. The team issued a statement Friday afternoon via Houston chairman and CEO Cal McNair.

“When we started the process to interview Nick Caserio for our EVP/GM position, we consulted the League office on numerous occasions, followed the procedures outlined in the League’s rules and believed we were in full compliance. We have now been made aware of certain terms in Nick’s contract with the Patriots. Once we were made aware of these contract terms, I informed Mr. Kraft that we would stop pursuing Nick.”

In a corresponding move, the Patriots have reportedly dropped their tampering charges, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Robert Kraft also issued a statement on the matter.

“The Houston Texans and the New England Patriots have always had a great working relationship. We appreciate the way Cal McNair has handled this situation.”

The Texans' statement raises a couple of questions regarding Caserio and his situation with New England.