Even though the Indianapolis Colts did not get into the postseason, it didn't stop them from battling the New England Patriots over something. This time, it was over an executive, not a football game.
According to ESPN.com's Adam Schefter, Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio has turned down the Colts GM position. Caserio was reportedly Colts owner Jim Irsay's number one target to fill the shoes of Bill Polian, who was fired a few weeks ago.
When Caserio received the offer, he decided to go with it to Patriots owner Robert Kraft and his family. After discussing it with the Krafts, Caserio decided it was best that he stay with the Patriots than take the Colts GM job.
Caserio has been with the Patriots for 11 years, and has served as a scout, coaching assistant, wide receivers coach during that time. Caserio has been serving as the team's director of player personnel since 2008, when Scott Pioli left the organization to become the GM of the Kansas City Chiefs.