Report: Jets fire director of pro personnel, five scouts

Monday May 4th, 2015

New York Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan fired six members of the team's front office on Monday, including director of pro personnel Brendan Prophett and five scouts, reports the New York Daily News' Seth Walder.

Prophett had been with the Jets since 2000 and was entering his ninth season as director of pro personnel. Maccagnan, who was hired as the Jets' general manager in January, hired Rams scout Brian Heimerdinger as his director of player personnel shortly after coming to New York.

The five college scouts that were fired include Rick Courtright, David Hinson, Cole Hufnagel, Chris Prescott and Seth Turner.

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"I appreciate their contributions to the organization and wish them the best in the future," Maccagnan said in a statement.

Maccagnan just completed his first draft with New York this weekend. He was previously the Houston Texans' director of college scouting.

Three days after he was hired by the Jets, Maccagnan also fired senior director of college scouting Terry Bradway and director of college scouting Jeff Bauer.

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