AFC Rumors: Dolphins, Ravens, Caserio

9:22pm: After being offered the Dolphins’ general manager position, Caserio has decided he is staying in New England, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport (via Twitter).

9:16pm: Indications are that Caserio will stay with the Patriots, according to Tom E. Curran of Comcast SportsNet Northeast.

8:50pm: Caserio has been offered the general manager job by the Dolphins, reports Dianna Marie Russini of NBC News4 (via Twitter). Russini adds that nothing had been finalized and we should know more in the next 24 hours.

7:14pm: The Dolphins announced today that they have conducted second interviews with Nick Caserio, Lake Dawson and Dennis Hickey for the team’s vacant general manager position, bringing the number of finalists to four. Caserio and Hickey currently hold director of personnel posts with the Patriots and Buccaneers, respectively, with Dawson as VP of player personnel for the Titans. Miami assistant general manager Brian Gaine had his second interview yesterday. The Dolphins have been without a general manager since Jeff Ireland and the team mutually parted ways January 7. With owner Stephen Ross offering interviewees no power beyond roster construction, accepting the job as the team’s general manager is a risky proposition.

  • The Ravens offensive coordinator position comes down to two candidates, according to Clifton Brown of Comcast SportsNet Baltimore. Either Jim Hostler, Baltimore’s current wide receivers coach, or Kyle Shanahan, former Redskins and Texans offensive coordinator, will be named to the post within the next few days. Baltimore’s offense struggled mightily in 2013 under Jim Caldwell, ranking 25th and 29th in points scored and total yards, respectively. Caldwell was hired as the Detroit Lions’ new head coach on January 14.
  • With six seasons of experience as a coordinator, Brown says Shanahan would bring more change calling the plays. Former Ravens quarterback Trent Dilfer says Hostler’s familiarity with Joe Flacco gives him an edge for the job.
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