Jets promote scout to replace Clinkscales

May, 18, 2012
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It didn't take long for the Jets to hire a replacement for Joey Clinkscales, the former vice president of college scouting. They stayed in-house, naming Midwest scout Jeff Bauer as the new director of college scouting, the team announced Friday.

Bauer spent the last 11 seasons with the Jets, scouting the Midwest. That's his only NFL experience. Prior to that, he was a high-school coach. Some in the organization thought Michael Davis, Clinkscales' assistant, would get the job. Basically, the DCS coordinates the scouts and the entire draft.

Clinkscales, whose contract was due to expire, left after the draft to become the Raiders' personnel director.

The Jets also named Kevin Kelly as an area scout. Previously, he worked in the same capacity with the Colts and Browns.

Rich Cimini

ESPN New York Jets reporter

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