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ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini believes the Jets releasing WR Percy Harvin is the "logical move."

The sixth-round pick the Jets parted with in the Harvin deal becomes a fourth-rounder if he is still on the Jets' roster in 2015. Cimini doubts new GM Mike Maccagnan will be willing to sacrifice two rounds in order to keep an injury-prone receiver and his $10.5 million scheduled pay. We tend to agree. Harvin will likely be looking for work during free agency.
Jan 24 - 1:03 PM

Jets hired Pepper Johnson as defensive line coach.

Johnson had been a candidate for the Giants' defensive coordinator position, but he lost out to Steve Spagnuolo. A long-time Patriots assistant, Johnson spent last season running the Bills' dominant defensive line.
Jan 24 - 11:53 AM

Jets named Kacy Rodgers their defensive coordinator.

If the Dolphins were smart, they would've ousted Kevin Coyle and made Rodgers their defensive coordinator. Instead, Rodgers departs to re-team with Todd Bowles. Both are Bill Parcells disciples. One of the top D-Line gurus in football, Rodgers coached up Olivier Vernon, Cam Wake, and Jared Odrick in Miami, while getting career-best years from Randy Starks and Paul Soliai.
Jan 23 - 3:18 PM

Neither coach Todd Bowles nor GM Mike Maccagnan would commit to Geno Smith as the Jets' starting quarterback.

With good reason, obviously. Maccagnan avoided commenting on Smith altogether in his introductory press conference Wednesday, while Bowles simply called Geno a "great college quarterback" without offering any opinions on his NFL ability. With the No. 6 overall pick in the 2015 draft, the Jets will be in decent position to grab or trade up for Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota.
Jan 21 - 11:50 AM

Jets hired Chan Gailey as offensive coordinator.

Gailey's hiring was first reported a week ago, but an official announcement was delayed as Gailey angled for a better deal. Two weeks removed from his 63rd birthday, Gailey faltered as the Bills' head coach from 2010-12, but favors a fast-paced, modern offense. He spreads the field and tries to rack up plays. He's an improvement on the departing Marty Mornhinweg. Gailey's success, of course, will depend in large part on who is under center. Geno Smith would be an unideal solution, but certain to improve under Gailey's tutelage. The Jets will be strongly linked to ex-Bill C.J. Spiller in free agency.
Jan 20 - 6:49 PM

Chan Gailey's reported deal to become the Jets' offensive coordinator is not done yet.

Multiple outlets reported Gailey's deal as done last week. "Everybody made it seem like a done deal – everybody except me," the 63-year-old said. Gailey added that he has talked to three teams and is contemplating his next move. It sounds like he's trying to wring a bigger contract out of the Jets.
Jan 19 - 11:32 AM

Jets hired Mike Caldwell as Assistant Head Coach.

Caldwell is following Todd Bowles to New York. Caldwell's primary duties will be on the defensive side after serving as Arizona's LB coach the last two years. Kacy Rodgers is expected to be the Jets' defensive coordinator.
Jan 17 - 3:39 PM

ESPN's Adam Caplan expects the Jets will hire Dolphins defensive line coach Kacy Rodgers as their new defensive coordinator.

"Whether it gets done today or next week," Caplan said. "It will happen." Rodgers was heavily linked with the New York earlier in the week, and despite the delay on an official announcement, Caplan is confident Rodgers is the guy. A well respected coach, Rodgers would likely cede play-calling duties to the defensive-minded Todd Bowles, who was hired as Jets head coach earlier this week.
Jan 16 - 6:15 PM

The Giants will not hire Bills DL coach Pepper Johnson as their defensive coordinator.

Johnson, passed over repeatedly for DC jobs over the last few years, was always considered a longshot. Steve Spagnuolo is the favorite to replace fired Perry Fewell. A decision is expected by the end of the week.
Jan 15 - 12:02 PM

Jets hired Chan Gailey as offensive coordinator.

Gailey, 63, has been out of the league since being fired as the Bills' head coach following the 2012 season, but he was Bowles' top choice to run the offense. Gailey went 16-32 across three seasons in Buffalo, but was able to make Ryan Fitzpatrick a serviceable starting quarterback and squeezed 1,703 total yards and eight touchdowns on 250 touches out of C.J. Spiller in an electrifying 2012 campaign. If the Jets choose to keep Percy Harvin at his $10.5 million salary, it could mean big things for him. Gailey likes to spread his offense out and run fast. He was Chip Kelly before Chip Kelly was a thing. We like the hire for the Jets.
Jan 13 - 11:24 PM

Jets hired Todd Bowles as head coach.

Bowles, 51, is coming home, as he's from Elizabeth, New Jersey and played his college ball at Temple. Bowles has been the Cardinals' defensive coordinator the past two seasons after holding the same title in Philadelphia and Miami prior to his gig in Arizona. The Cardinals fielded the league's No. 6 total defense in 2013 before injuries and suspensions ripped up the 2014 club. Bowles is still a maximizer of talent and puts his players in the best position to succeed. His top task is hiring a bright mind to right the Jets' offense.
Jan 13 - 10:23 PM

Jets hired ex-Texans director of college scouting Mike Maccagnan as general manager.

Maccagnan has been viewed as the favorite to replace John Idzik for two weeks. He was the only one of seven candidates to be asked back for a second interview. Per's Jeff Darlington, Maccagnan is considered a "true grinder" and "cerebral" in league circles. He has a reputation as an ace evaluator, but that's true of almost every man tabbed to be a general manager. In the NFL since 1994, Maccagnan had been with the Texans since 2000. He steps into a hornet's nest in New York, where he must find a coach before attempting to settle on a quarterback.
Jan 13 - 6:57 PM

Cardinals DC Todd Bowles' second interview for the Jets' head-coaching vacancy is taking place on Tuesday.

According to ESPN's Josh Weinfuss, Bowles will then conduct a second interview with the Falcons on Wednesday. That's if the Jets let Bowles escape New York without a job. Per Weinfuss' colleague Adam Schefter, "they might not."
Jan 13 - 3:00 PM

The Jets will get the first crack at a second interview with Cardinals DC Todd Bowles.

The Falcons are also expecting to get a second interview with Bowles. But it remains to be seen if new Jets GM Mike Maccagnan will let Bowles get out of town without a deal. The Jets are unlikely to land red-hot Seahawks DC Dan Quinn, and Bowles likely has an edge on Panthers DC Sean McDermott.
Jan 13 - 9:29 AM

The New York Daily News' Manish Mehta believes new Bills coach Rex Ryan "will want" free agent ILB David Harris to join him in Buffalo.

Harris was third on the 2014 Jets in sacks (six) and led the team in tackles (124). The 30-year-old would likely replace ILB Brandon Spikes, who is a free agent.
Jan 12 - 4:03 PM

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