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Texans have possible solution to Nick Caserio tampering case

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The New England Patriots reportedly filed tampering charges against the Texans in Houston’s pursuit to make Nick Caserio their next general manager.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapaport said Houston’s firing of general manager Brian Gaine on June 7, one day after New England’s Super Bowl ring ceremony, “set off some alarm bells.”

The NFL’s definition of tampering reads as follows:

“The term tampering, as used within the National Football League, refers to any interference by a member club with the employer-employee relationship of another club or any attempt by a club to impermissibly induce a person to seek employment with that club or with the NFL.”

A potential solution to the situation would simply be for the two teams to strike a trade.

The price for a GM via trade is a bit of a question mark, and that may ultimately be a stumbling block in the Texans getting their guy. However, the most likely reason this trade doesn’t get done is time. The tampering case may take a bit of time to play out, and Houston needs to hire a GM sooner, rather than later.

Can the team afford to wait this thing out?

Houston interviewed two candidates over the weekend — Ray Farmer and Martin Mayhew — both of whom are former GMs. The Texans were reportedly interested in hiring Caserio, who has a relationship with O’Brien, a former Pats offensive coordinator, but New England had not offered permission, as of Wednesday night.

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