January 05, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Jets have interviewed Mike Maccagnan, Houston's director of college scouting, for the team's general manager position.

Owner Woody Johnson and consultants Ron Wolf and Charley Casserly met with Maccagnan on Monday as they look to replace John Idzik, who was fired last Monday after two seasons.

Two other candidates - Kansas City director of player personnel Chris Ballard and New Orleans director of player personnel Ryan Pace - have declined interview requests with the Jets.

The team also is expected to speak to Miami director of college scouting Chris Grier this week. New York has already interviewed Philadelphia director of pro personnel Rick Mueller, Seattle director of pro personnel Trent Kirchner, Cleveland executive chief of staff Bill Kuharich and Jets senior director of football administration Rod Graves.

The Jets also are searching for a head coach after firing Rex Ryan.

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