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Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Jets' Cohen, Nissim won't return

By Kieran Darcy
ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Two more members of the New York Jets front office have been let go, as new general manager John Idzik continues his makeover of the franchise.

Assistant GM Scott Cohen and director of football administration Ari Nissim will not have their contracts renewed, a source confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com. The ousters of Cohen and Nissim were earlier reported by the New York Daily News and New York Post, respectively.

According to a few published reports, Idzik is interested in having former Arizona Cardinals general manager Rod Graves join the Jets' front office in some capacity. Idzik was hired by Graves in 2004 as Arizona's senior director of football operations.

Cohen was one of three finalists for the GM position after Mike Tannenbaum was fired following last season. But the Jets decided to bring in Idzik.

Last week, assistant director of player personnel JoJo Wooden left the Jets to become the San Diego Chargers' director of player personnel. Area scout Kevin Kelly followed Wooden to San Diego.

After the draft last month, the Jets also decided not to renew the contracts of assistant director of college scouting Michael Davis and area scout Joe Bommarito.

Idzik has already made plenty of changes on the field too -- the biggest being the trade of All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the release of quarterback Tim Tebow and the drafting of West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith.

Senior personnel executive Terry Bradway and director of pro personnel Brendan Prophett are among the few remaining from Tannenbaum's front office staff.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.