Searching for a general manager to replace Mike Tannenbaum, the Jets contacted the Falcons to request permission to speak with director of player personnel Dave Caldwell, according to FoxSports.

Caldwell was on our list of projected candidates. The Jets also have requested and received permission to interview 49ers director of player personnel Tom Gamble and Giants director of college scouting Marc Ross.

Caldwell is a sought-after GM candidate. He already has interview with the Jaguars and he also has been linked to the Chargers' opening.