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Patriots reportedly lose veteran scout Ronnie McGill to the Texans

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Ever since adding Nick Caserio as their new general manager, the Houston Texans have actively stockpiled former members of his old team. The latest is veteran scout Ronnie McGill: according to report by Aaron Wilson, McGill will leave the New England Patriots to reunite with the club’s former director of player personnel in Houston.

The most senior member of the Patriots’ pro scouting department, McGill originally joined the Patriots back in 2010 — first working as a scouting assistant (2010-11) and later as a pro scout (2012-21). His role in New England was a diverse one that ranged from preparing scouting reports of upcoming opponents to evaluating the free agency market. Along the way, he earned three Super Bowl rings.

A former running back at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, McGill started his career in the NFL back in 2009 as a seasonal intern in the Tennessee Titans’ player personnel department. Now, he is set to return to the AFC South.

He thus becomes the latest ex-Patriot to join Caserio since he took over as GM in January, and the first member of the scouting department to trade New England for Houston.

The Texans also added five players from Caserio’s old club over the last few weeks. Offensive tackle Marcus Cannon and Ryan Izzo were acquired via trade, while safety Terrence Brooks, wide receiver Donte Moncrief, offensive lineman Jordan Steckler and tight end Paul Quessenberry were signed as free agents. In total, Houston has 12 former Patriots players under contract at the moment.

The team’s front office features some as well. McGill joins not just Caserio but also executive vice president of football operations Jack Easterby and director of college scouting James Liipfert.