Jets Make it Official – Chan Gailey The Team’s New Offensive Coordinator

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The Jets on Tuesday made it official: Chan Gailey has been hired as the team’s offensive coordinator, Dom Cosentino of the Newark Star-Ledger.

Gailey, the former Cowboys, Georgia Tech, and Bills head coach, had been pegged several days ago as the guy head coach Todd Bowles wanted for the job. On Monday, word trickled out that Gailey’s hire was not a certainty. But then Gailey told NJ Advance Media’s Darryl Slater he wanted the job but that the two sides were still negotiating.

Gailey also told Slater he didn’t have much to say about quarterback Geno Smith, though he added he would “do what’s best for the personnel that we have.” Gailey’s also been out of coaching since being fired by the Bills after the 2012 season, but he doesn’t think that will hamper his ability to succeed as a coordinator.

Jets to Talk Again to Texans Director of College Scouting Mike Maccagnan for GM Job

The Jets are bringing back Texans director of college scouting Mike Maccagnan for a second GM interview, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports citing league sources. He is the first candidate to receive a second interview.

He has ties to Charley Casserly, the consultant assisting owner Woody Johnson in the head coach and GM search along with Ron Wolf, that go way back, according to Dom Cosentino of the Newark Star-Ledger.

When Casserly was the general manager in Washington in 1994, he hired Maccagnan as a scout. And in 2000, as the Texans were preparing to get their start as an an expansion franchise two years later, Casserly, as their GM, brought Maccagnan in as a pro scout before quickly promoting him to coordinator of college scouting.

Maccagnan became the Texans’ assistant director of college scouting in June 2010 before being elevated to his current post 13 months later.

Jets Ask Permission to Talk to Saints Ryan Pace for Their GM Job

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The Jets have requested permission to interview Saints Ryan Pace for their open general manager job, Darryl Slater of the Newark Star-Ledger reports. The Pace news was first reported by Metro’s Kristian Dyer.

Pace just completed his second season as the Saints’ director of player personnel. They are the only NFL organization he has ever worked for.

Pace overlapped with Jets coaching target Doug Marrone in New Orleans.

Marrone was the Saints’ offensive coordinator from 2006-08. Pace just completed his 13th season in the Saints’ player personnel department. He currently works with Loomis to oversee college and pro scouting. Before being promoted to his current role, Pace was the Saints’ director of pro scouting for six years.

Prior to that, he was a pro scout for the Saints from 2004-06, with his duties including evaluating draft prospects. Pace got his start in New Orleans as a scouting assistant in 2002, and before that as a game-day operations assistant in 2001.

Johnson Favorites A Tweet To Fire Idzik; Says Needs to Be More Careful

Jets owner Woody Johnson said he accidentally favorited a tweet from a twitter follower telling him to fire general manager John Idzik, Charles Curtis of the Newark Star-Ledger reports.

User Jameson_Bond007 tweeted at Johnson, telling him it’s time to fire general manager John Idzik. Then he noticed Johnson had favorited his tweet.

Here’s what Johnson wrote in response to the “controversy”: Have to be more careful when scrolling through my Twitter feed. The tweet I most recently favorited was inadvertent.

WR Percy Harvin Sitting Out Practice With Ankle Injury

Jets wide receiver Percy Harvin has sat out practice while resting his severely sprained left ankle, which he played through Sunday at Tennessee, the Associated Press reports.

Coach Rex Ryan said Wednesday that Harvin suffered a third-degree sprain two weeks ago at Minnesota, meaning the ligament is completely torn. Despite the injury, Harvin played against the Vikings, something Ryan says “very few guys will play off of.” He had no catches, but had a 10-yard run and returned a kickoff 33 yards.

Harvin’s availability Sunday against New England is uncertain, but he says the ankle feels “a lot better” than it did a week ago. He adds that he hopes to practice Thursday.

Patriots at Jets Wednesday Injury Report

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
Practice Report
OUT (DEFINITELY WILL NOT PLAY)
Wednesday DE Dominique Easley (other-placed on injured reserve)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday LS Danny Aiken (finger), CB Kyle Arrington (hamstring), RB LeGarrette Blount (shoulder), G Dan Connolly (ankle), WR Julian Edelman (thigh,┬áconcussion), T Cameron Fleming (ankle), LB Dont’a Hightower (shoulder), DE Chandler Jones (hip), WR Brandon LaFell (shoulder), DE Rob Ninkovich (heel), RB Shane Vereen (ankle), LB Chris White (ankle)
FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday QB Tom Brady (ankle)
NEW YORK JETS
Practice Report
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
Wednesday WR Percy Harvin (ankle)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday G Willie Colon (knee), S Jaiquawn Jarrett (shoulder), DE Muhammad Wilkerson (toe)
FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday S Antonio Allen (hand), K Nick Folk (right hip), RB Chris Johnson (knee), C Nick Mangold (finger), S Calvin Pryor (shoulder)

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