Report: Patriots file tampering charges against Texans

The Patriots filed tampering charges against the Houston Texans, who are interested in making Nick Caserio their next GM.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots have filed tampering charges against the Houston Texans, according to ESPN insider Adam Schefter. The league is expected to gather information on the situation now that the charges have been filed. 

Here is what Schefter said in an ESPN writeup was the reason why New England believes Houston tampered with the Patriots' VP of Player Personnel. 

Houston fired general manager Brian Gaine the night after New England's Super Bowl ring ceremony on June 6 at Robert Kraft's house. The Texans finished in first place in the AFC South with an 11-5 record last season.

Former Patriots team chaplain and current Texans executive vice president of team development Jack Easterby attended that party, as did Caserio, New England's director of player personnel since 2008. The Texans have requested permission to interview Caserio for their GM job but have not been granted permission to date, per sources.

NFL policy defines tampering as "any interference by a member club with the employer-employee relationship of another club or any attempt by a club to impermissibly induce a person to seek employment with that club or with the NFL."