Almost as quickly as it surfaced, the Houston Texans' pursuit of New England's Nick Caserio has ended. Late this past Friday, the Texans issued the following statement from their owner, via the team's official Twitter account:
The Patriots, who had filed tampering charges with the NFL against Houston, apparently were satisfied with the Texans' statement, as indicated by this Twitter statement distributed by the Super Bowl Champs:
New England is said to have dropped its tampering charge against the Texans, but that doesn't necessarily mean this case has been fully resolved, according to some media pundits. The Pro Football Talk website writes that the language to which Houston referred in the above Tweet is coming under scrutiny by some higher-ups in the league.
And a WEEI.com columnist speculates on what the future might hold for Caserio, the Patriots, and the Texans. NFL Network adds this further nugget of information, about a potential trade of Caserio to Houston.
Meanwhile, a trade last week between the Patriots and Lions has fallen through after tight end Michael Roberts failed his physical here in New England, according to ESPN.
Finally this Monday, NFL Films produced and posted a Father's Day-related video about Patriots WR Julian Edelman and his father over the weekend. NBC Sports Boston provides a link and a convenient recap of the story.