New England Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, MA – 2009: Nick Caserio of the New England Patriots poses for his 2009 NFL headshot at photo day in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by NFL Photos)

98.5 The Sports Hub staff report

Nick Caserio will be staying with the Patriots after all, as the sides have come to terms on a multi-year extension, according to multiple reports.

The Boston Globe’s Ben Volin was the first to break the news, and NFL insider Albert Breer reported the same shortly after Volin’s report.

Caserio, who has been the team’s director of player personnel since 2008, was in need of a new contract following the expiry of his current deal following the conclusion of the 2019 season.

The new deal for Caserio comes after a strange year of rumors and near-departures, as the 44-year-old reportedly tried to take a job with the Houston Texans last year. (And the Texans, for what it’s worth, gave head coach Bill O’Brien their general manager duties before Caserio even hit the open market.) That 2019 run-in with the Texans prompted some (eventually dropped) tampering claims from the Patriots, and fired up talk that Caserio was a goner at the end of his deal.

That, obviously, did not happen, keeping the Patriots’ one-two of Caserio and Bill Belichick intact.

And with a massively important offseason looming at Patriot Place, too.

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