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Source: Jets allow K.C. to interview Sutton

1/11/2013
AP Photo/Scott Boehm

The Jets granted permission for the Kansas City Chiefs to interview linebackers coach Bob Sutton, according to a league source.

Sutton will be the Chiefs' next defensive coordinator under new coach Andy Reid, according to several reports. The move is not yet official.

Sutton was with the Jets for 13 years, including two years as defensive coordinator under then-coach Eric Mangini. Sutton coached at West Point before that.

The Jets are in the market for a number of positions, including defensive coordinator, offensive coordinator and general manager. Defensive backs coach Dennis Thurman is the widely believed to be the top candidate for the defensive coordinator position.

Coach Rex Ryan's brother Rob was just fired from his defensive coordinator position with Dallas, and outsiders speculate he could be considered for one of the available spots.