Jason La Canfora is reporting on CBS Sports that the New York Jets will hire their GM by Thursday.
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 original list of candidates for the Jets GM position was much longer, the Jets have reportedly completed the first round of interviews without Rex Ryan being involved. Although as Woody Johnson has stated, Rex Ryan’s job is safe for this season.
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.
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