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Update:

According to Brian Costello of the New York Post, Texans scouting director Mike Maccagnan is considered the favorite to be the next GM of the Jets.

As of now, Maccagnan is the only candidate who has scheduled a second interview with the team, but Costello admits that other candidates could get a follow up interview as well.

A league source tells Costello that Maccagnan is a “very thorough, competent person who will be able to work well with a head coach and others in the organization.”

The source added that Maccagnan has a solid plan on how to build an NFL roster.

It’s a travesty if he doesn’t get the job,” a separate source told Costello of Maccagnan.

It’s worth mentioning that Maccagnan has ties to a few of the team’s head-coaching candidates such as Doug Marrone and Gary Kubiak.

Other candidates for the Jets GM position include:

  • Seahawks pro personnel director Trent Kirchner
  • Eagles pro personnel director Rick Meuller
  • Jets senior director of football administration Rod Graves
  • Browns executive chief of staff Bill Kuharich
  • Buccaneers executive Jon Robinson

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Brian Costello has heard from sources that consultant Ron Wolf took the lead in their interview with Texans scouting director Mike Maccagnan, due Charlie Casserly’s familiarity with him.

  • According to Costello, Wolf the went very well and he came away “very impressed” with Maccagnan.

Maccagnan is scheduled to be back for a second interview in the coming days.

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The New York Jets are scheduling a second interview with Texans scouting director Mike Maccagnan, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

  • The Jets follow up interview with Maccagnan is reportedly scheduled for Friday.

Maccagnan will be the first candidates to interview for a second time regarding the Jets general manager vacancy.

Rich Cimini mentions that the Jets were so impressed with Maccagnan that they requested a second meeting two days after they spoke to him.

According to Cimini, Maccagnan has ties to three of the Jets coaching candidates including: Todd Bowles, Gary Kubiak and Doug Marrone.

For what it’s worth, Jason La Canfora has said all along that Maccagnan is likely the favorite to land the Jets GM position.

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The New York Jets announced that they have scheduled an interview with Buccaneers executive Jon Robinson for their GM vacancy.

Albert Breer confirms that Robinson’s interview with the Jets GM is scheduled for Thursday.

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Albert Breer reports that Saints Saints director of player personnel Ryan Pace has officially declined an opportunity to interview for the Jets’ GM vacancy.

According to Breer, the Jets are interviewing Dolphins executive Chris Grier on Tuesday for their GM position.

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Albert Breer of NFL Media reports that Chiefs director of player personnel Chris Ballard has turned down an opportunity to interview with the Jets for their general manager position.

Ballard is also in the running for the Bears vacancy, and has an interviewed scheduled for Wednesday, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

This could be an indication that Ballard is confident about his changes of getting the Bears’ job.

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Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that Texans scouting director Mike Maccagnan is interviewing for Jets’ GM position on Monday.

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Ian Rapoport of NFL Media is hearing that it’s unlikely Saints director of player personnel Ryan Pace will interview for the Jets GM position.

According to Rapoport, it’s more likely that he’ll receive a promotion within the Saints.

Pace has reportedly taken on more day-to-day duties with GM Mickey Loomis working more with the New Orleans Pelicans.

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Kristian Dyer reports that the Jets have requested permission to interview Saints director of player personnel Ryan Pace for the GM position.

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ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Jets have requested permission to interview Chiefs director of player personnel Chris Ballard and Dolphins director of college scouting Chris Grier for their GM vacancy.

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Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Jets owner Woody Johnson and consultants Ron Wolf and Charley Casserly met with Seahawks pro personnel director Trent Kirchner last night.

  • Rapoport adds that the Jets have already interviewed Rod Graves, and Bill Kuharich. They have meeting schedule with meeting Rick Mueller for Sunday and Mike Maccagnan on Monday.
  • According to Rapoport, the list of candidates for the GM vacancy is down to these five candidates.

According to Rapoport, the plan for the Jets is to hire a general manager first, if possible.

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Darin Gantt of Pro Football Talk, citing a league source with knowledge of the Jets’ thinking, reports that New York did in fact speak to Eagles GM Howie Roseman, but their conversations were limited to interviewing Eagles pro personnel director Rick Meuller for the job.

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Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports Eagles GM Howie Roseman spoke to the New York Jets regarding their GM vacancy.

Yesterday, the Eagles surprisingly announced that they have parted ways with executive Tom Gamble. Reports later surfaced that tension exists between Roseman and HC Chip Kelly, and team owner Jeffery Lurie has shown support for Roseman.

However, McLane writes that it’s unclear whether Roseman would have been driven to the point of leaving, despite the strained relationship with Kelly.

According to McLane, the Jets didn’t put in a formal interview request for Roseman, but his agent, Bob LaMonte, is believed to have had informal talks with either consultant Charlie Casserly or owner Woody Johnson.

McLane adds that the Jets’ level of interest in Roseman is unknown.

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Mike Silver of NFL Media considered Texans college scouting director Mike Maccagnan to be the “frontrunner” for the Jets’ GM vacancy.

This coincides with what Jason La Canfora has been saying the past few days.

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With the news that Bills HC Doug Marrone has opted out of his contract with the team, numerous reports have already pegged him as the favorite to take over the Jets next head coach.

  • Rich Cimini mentions that Marrone has links to current GM candidate Eagles pro personnel director Rick Mueller.
  • Albert Breer adds that Marrone also has ties to Texans director of pro personnel Brian Gaine as well.
  • Jason La Canfora adds that Texans college scouting director Mike Maccagnan should still be on the Jets’ radar, even if they target Marrone.

All three candidates are worth keeping an eye on in the coming days, as it appears as though the Jets could move quickly to land Marrone and a new general manager.

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Jason La Canfora expects Texans college scouting director Mike Maccagnan to ultimately take over as the Jets new general manager, barring any unforeseen events.  

New York is expected to interview Maccagnan in the coming days and he has consistently been mentioned as one of the top candidates for the Jets’ job.

Reports have said that the Jets are likely to target a general manager with more of a personnel/scouting expertise, rather than a cap specialist.

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Dan Pompei reports that Vikings assistant GM George Paton will not interview with the Bears or Jets regarding their general manager vacancies.

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Albert Breer of NFL Media reports that the Jets have received permission and will interview Bill Kuharich, Trent Kirchner, Mike Maccagnan and Rick Mueller for their GM position in the next five days.

  • According to Breer, the Jets are still waiting to hear back from Eric DeCosta and George Paton about interviewing for the job.
  • DeCosta and Paton are reportedly weighing whether or not to decline or accept an interview with the Jets.

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Brian Costello reports that the Jets plan to interview current senior director of football administration Rod Graves for their general manager opening.

  • Manish Mehta confirms that Jets will indeed interview in-house candidate Graves for the job, but he adds that this is more of a courtesy.

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Manish Mehta reports that the Jets have requested permission to speak with Eagles director of pro personnel Rick Mueller for their GM job.

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Ian Rapoport reports that the Jets are expected to make a “significant push” to hire Ravens assistant GM Eric DeCosta.

  • Aaron Wilson confirms that the Jets have filed a formal request to interview DeCosta.
  • Rapoport mentions that many have tried in the past to hire him away from the Ravens, but he has elected to remain in Baltimore as the GM in waiting.

DeCosta is considered to be one of the top executives in the NFL, so this would be a huge addition for the Jets if they can pull it off.

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Brian Costello reports that the Jets would like to interview Texans director of college scouting Mike Maccagnan for their GM opening.

  • Rich Cimini confirms Costello’s report that the Jets have requested permission to speak with Maccagnan regarding their GM vacancy.

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Ian Rapoport reports that the Jets will be in Seattle this weekend to interview executive Trent Kirchner for their GM position.

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Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that the Jets have requested permission to interview Seahawks director of pro personnel Trent Kirchner.

  • Rapoport mentions that Kirchner is considered Seahawks GM John Schneider’s right-hand man.

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A source tells ESPN’s Josina Anderson that Vikings assistant GM George Paton is still deciding whether to interview for the vacant Jets GM job.

Paton has long been on the Jets radar, and it is likely that they view him as a serious candidate.

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Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that the New York Jets have already reached out the Vikings regarding assistant GM George Paton.

According to Rapoport, the Jets targeted Paton during their previous GM search that ultimately led to them hiring John Idzik.

Former NFL general managers Charlie Casserly and Ron Wolf are conducting the search for a new Jets general manger, so there should be more names connected to the position in the coming days.

As of now, some speculative candidates include:

  • Texans scouting director Mike Maccagnan
  • Browns assistant GM Morocco Brown
  • Packers personnel director Eliot Wolf
  • Packers senior personnel executive Alonzo Highsmith
  • Texans director of pro personnel Brian Gaine.

We’ll have more updates posted as the news is available.