When Scott Pioli was hired as general manager of the Kansas City Chiefs earlier this month, a void was left in three primary areas:
Director of player personnel Nick Caserio was widely assumed to be Pioli’s successor in the first two areas, but a question remained how the Patriots would proceed with contract negotiations.
The hiring of veteran NFL personnel man Floyd Reese today fills out the Patriots’ picture, as Reese, according to the Patriots, “will be involved with various football-related assignments, including contracts.”
In announcing the hiring of Reese, the Patriots also solidified Caserio’s role, noting that he will remain director of player personnel and manage the daily operations of the personnel department.
The combination of Caserio and Reese reshapes the Patriots’ front office.
As Caserio transitions into taking on more responsibility in player evaluation and organization of the scouting department following Pioli’s departure, he’ll also have a veteran sounding board in Reese if necessary.
NOTE: The Patriots have arranged a 4 p.m. conference call with Reese. Comments from Reese will be posted after the call.