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NFL Notebook: Could Caserio’s expiring contract eventually lead to a front-office reunion in Foxborough?

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In this week’s NFL Notebook, we take a spin around the AFC East to see where the rest of the division stands on the cusp of summer break, get a different perspective on Maurice Harris, Brian Flores, Joe Thuney and Phillip Dorsett from people who worked with them in the past, and let you know what New England’s rookies have been up to. But first, with a possible change looming in the Patriots’ front office, we wonder if they would bring back a familiar face.

1. While it now appears Nick Caserio is going to stick around one more year to fulfill his contract, it’s worth noting Scott Pioli remains conspicuously unemployed. Along with Bill Belichick, the former Patriots’ vice president of player personnel (who left the Falcons last month) helped create the team-building foundation that led to New England’s first dynasty. (Belichick and Pioli became the first de facto GM/coach tandem to win three Super Bowls in four years.) If Caserio does decide to leave after the 2019 season, could