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Nick Caserio “willing to listen” if Giants come calling

Patriots’ exec could be a candidate for Giants’ GM opening

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Nick Caserio

Nick Caserio, director of player personnel with the New England Patriots since 2008, “would be willing to listen, especially to a place like the Giants,” according to Albert Breer of

Caserio has been reluctant to leave the Patriots, and reportedly rebuffed overtures from the San Francisco 49ers a year ago.

Rich Hill of SB Nation’s Patriots, web site, Pats Pulpit, told us recently that it “would be a major shock” if Cesario were to decide to leave New England.

Breer noted that Bill Belichick has a long history with Ernie Accorsi, who is leading the Giants’ GM search. It is also true that previous searches that Accorsi ran in Detroit and Atlanta ended with executives with New England connections, Bob Quinn and Thomas Dimitroff, getting those jobs.

If Caserio leaves the Patriots, there is an expectation he would want to bring Josh McDaniels with him as head coach.

GM talk with Dan Hatman

Dan Hatman, director of scouting development for The Scouting Academy, joined Big Blue View Radio on Friday to discuss the team’s GM search. Hatman, who has worked in the scouting departments of the Giants, Philadelphia Eagles and New York Jets, tracks movements of scouts and executives for Inside The Pylon. He is well-versed in the players, and the process, and offered some interesting thoughts on how the process might play out.