NFL notebook: Texans abandon bid for Pats' Caserio
Nick Caserio is staying with the New England Patriots as the Texans withdrew their request Friday to interview Bill Belichick's right-hand man for the vacant general manager post in Houston.
New England, in turn, dropped tampering charges, according to multiple media
The Texans formally requested permission to interview Caserio, just as they
did in January 2018, when the Patriots denied the request and the Texans moved
on to hire Brian Gaine, who was fired on June 7.
Caserio, 43, has held his position since 2008 as the top personnel man for
Belichick, who has final authority on personnel decisions.
--Former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow II will be retried in San Diego County
on eight charges that left jurors deadlocked earlier this week.
On Monday, Winslow was found guilty of one count of felony rape as well as
misdemeanor charges of indecent exposure and lewd conduct, and he was
acquitted on another lewd-conduct charge.
The jury, however, couldn't agree on the other eight charges, which included
six felony counts, and Judge Blaine K. Bowman declared a mistrial. The new
trial is scheduled to begin on Sept. 30.
--A day after the Patriots announced they acquired tight end Michael Roberts
from Detroit, the Lions tweeted that Roberts "reverted back to the team's
roster, per trade conditions" and subsequently was released.
Roberts, entering his third season, was a fourth-round pick out of Toledo in
2017. The 25-year-old has 13 receptions and three touchdowns in 23 career
--Dallas Cowboys tight end Rico Gathers was suspended for one game without pay
due to a violation of the NFL's policy on substance abuse.
The discipline is related to Gathers' arrest on Aug. 31 in Frisco, Texas, on
suspicion of marijuana possession. He pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor in March
and avoided jail time.
--Field Level Media