Jets appear close to hiring new GM

Updated: January 17, 2013, 9:49 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- The New York Jets were closing in on hiring a general manager, with Seattle executive John Idzik the apparent front-runner.

The Jets, who fired Mike Tannenbaum on Dec. 31, have held a thorough interview process with the help of a search firm with about 10 candidates.

ESPN, citing anonymous sources, reported Thursday night that the Jets were close to offering the job to Idzik, the Seahawks' vice president of football administration.

No announcement -- of an offer ...

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