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New director of player personnel Brian Heimerdinger compared defensive end?Leonard Williams falling to the Jets with the sixth overall selection to Christmas morning (Cosentino, June 5).

Williams, who some experts considered the most talented player in the draft, was expected to be off the board before the Jets were set to pick.

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The Jets have promoted Matt Bazirgan to pro personnel director (Mehta, May 26).

Earlier this month GM Mike Maccagnan fired five scouts and Brendan Prophett, who served as the head of the organizations?pro personnel department for nine seasons.

Bazirgan has worked within the Jets organization since 2004. He served as an area scout for eight years before becoming the assistant pro personnel director in 2013.

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Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson will not participate in OTAs, which started Tuesday?(Cimini, May 19).

Wilkerson is entering the final year of his contract and is due to earn $6.96 million in 2015. The Jets have made it clear they?d like to lock Wilkerson into a long-term deal, and with close to $50 million in cap room, they have plenty of space to work with.

However, his future with the Jets became cloudy with the selection?of defensive end Leonard Williams?sixth-overall in this years draft (April?30).

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Although it is unlikely he will still be on the board with the No. 6 overall pick, Jameis Winston will make a pre-draft visit to Jets headquarters (Mehta, April 11).

General manager Mike Maccagnan, head coach Todd Bowles and offensive coordinator Chan Gailey were in attendance for Winston's pro-day held at Florida State University on March 31. The trio were so impressed by Winston's performance that they canceled their scheduled private?workout date a week later.

The Jets have informed Winston that his visit to Florham Park will include some classroom and film work to test his football acumen.

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The New York Jets GM Mike Maccagnan is scheduled to meet with the agent for defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson at the combine in Indianapolis (ESPN, Feb. 17).

Wilkerson is entering the final year of his contract and is due to earn $6.96 million in 2015. The Jets have made it clear they'd like to lock Wilkerson into a long-term deal, and with close to $50 million in cap room, they have plenty of space to work with. Though former GM John Idzik was unable to get it done last season, as both sides failed to come close to an agreement.

The Jets have the time and resources to do the right thing in locking up the team's best player to a long-term deal this year. ?We would like to see?the Jets settle any contract talks?with the face of the franchise before the start of training camp, if not the start of free agency.

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The Jets have hired Rex Hogan as their new senior director of college scouting, the team announced on Thursday.

New GM?Mike Maccagnan recently fired Terry Bradway (senior director of college scouting) and Jeff Bauer (director of college scouting).

Hogan had been a national scout for Chicago since 2012. Before that, he was a college scout for the Bears since 2003. He got his start as University of Utah's director of football operations, with a brief stint in 2003. From 2000-03, he worked in recruiting and operations for Notre Dame.

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While their former coach was making news with Buffalo Sunday, the Jets' reported choice for general manager was embedded at their Florham Park headquarters.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Sunday the Jets were planning to fly to Seattle Saturday had the Seahawks lost their playoff game to offer Seattle defensive coordinator Dan Quinn the Jets head coaching spot (Schefter, Jan. 11).

Saturday, ESPN's Rich Cimini reported Mike Maccagnan was staying overnight in New Jersey following his talks with the Jets. Sunday, Cimini reported Maccagnan was standing by to be available if Seattle lost. (Cimini, Jan. 11).

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