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    Idzik
    Sundquist
    Khan
    anybody not in NYJ organization
    Cohen
    anyone in NYJ organization
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    Scott Cohen has a pretty good resume as a personnel guy. If the Jets are really that high on him, they can just keep him as the assistant to Khan or Idzik and give him some fancy title.

    GM Khan/Idzik
    Asst GM/Head of Football Operations: Scott Cohen

    Works for me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sevomd View Post
    The New York Jets plan to name a new general manager by Thursday, according to league sources, with finalists wrapping up their interviews Wednesday.

    The Jets have identified at least three finalists for the GM opening, and have already conducted second interviews with at least two candidates.

    Steelers executive Omar Khan has interviewed with them and Seahawks exec John Idzik flew in from Seattle on Tuesday and is meeting with team officials Wednesday. The Jets' assistant general manager, Scott Cohen, is also under consideration, sources said.

    While there were reports of former Bears GM Jerry Angelo being a finalist, sources said he was not contacted about a second interview. Also, although there have been reports that Giants scouting director Marc Ross pulled out of consideration, league sources said he was not in fact a finalist, anyway.

    The Jets are replacing long-time GM Mike Tannenbaum, and are focused on ways to rectify the cap crunch they are facing and determining how to navigate a handful of awful contracts bloating the payroll. The team also must improve its scouting and talent evaluation.

    Idzik and Khan are experts in salary-cap and contract matters, and, sources said, if the Jets went outside the organization for this hire there would likely be sweeping changes coming to the front office.

    The Jets made it clear to candidates that coach Rex Ryan will stay for 2013, but that coaching changes are in play beyond that season if necessary. The team has also been interviewing coaches trying to fill the many vacancies on that staff and trying to have personnel matters resolved before the Senior Bowl kicks off next week.

    -Jason Lacanfora
    Alert the media: Three/Four Candidates Retain Hat in GM Ring, Do not Snub Jets!!! Idzik, Khan, Sundquist, Popp, Gamble, Cohen

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