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Nick Caserio is another name thrown into the race of potential returns to the Patriots next season

Among the growing list of names to return to the Patriots as part of a new regime as soon as next season is Nick Caserio. The former longtime director of player personnel was well-liked during his nearly 20 years in New England but headed to the Texans two years ago to take on a new role as Houston's general manager.

Although speculation about his job security is not a hot topic of conversation now, as the Texans appear to be on the right path to success with rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud, it was just earlier this year that Caserio had to address the rumors about possibly being let go from his position due to two bad seasons since he arrived.

But that may not stop the Patriots from trying to persuade him to come back to where his NFL career began in hopes of having him run the front office starting in 2024.

"Both sources also said the same thing: The Krafts’ home run hires for 2024 would include not only Vrabel but bringing Nick Caserio back to run the front office. It looked possible before this season that Caserio might be fired by Houston after two bad seasons. But the Texans are 3-4 and finally going in a positive direction under new coach DeMeco Ryans and rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud, so it seems much less likely that Caserio would be let go. A trade for Caserio can’t be ruled out, but I doubt the Patriots would want to give up draft picks, especially if they are also doing so for Vrabel."

If things continue to trend up for the Texans, there's no reason to believe Caserio will be on the move, especially with the rising star power of Stroud.

Regardless, it's not surprising that the Krafts would be interested in having another former staffer return since that appears to be their comfort zone. But it may be time to change that pattern if they're going all in on letting go of Belichick in hopes of turning the organization back in the direction of winning.