Assistant General Manager Scott Cohen isn’t the only member of the Jets front office being shown the door as General Manager John Idzik puts his team in place.
Multiple reports in New York indicate that director of football administration Ari Nissim is also leaving the team. Nissim had been with the Jets since 2006 and played a major role in negotiating contracts when Mike Tannenbaum had Idzik’s job. Jojo Wooden, who was the team’s assistant director of player personnel, also left recently to take a job with the Chargers.
There’s also word on some of the new faces who could be joining the Jets. Many of those reports on Nissim’s ouster also mention the expected arrival of former Cardinals General Manager Rod Graves. PFT is working to confirm those reports, as well as a possible role for former Seahawks General Manager Tim Ruskell with the Jets. Idzik and Graves previously worked together in Arizona while Ruskell was in the Tampa organization at the same time as Idzik in the 1990s.
It’s an expected part of any first year under a new general manager, but all of the moves away from the recent past with the Jets won’t do anything to quiet talk about the shakiness of Rex Ryan’s hold on the coaching job.