Jets interview Eagles’ Joe Douglas for GM job

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New York Jets head coach Adam Gase takes questions from reporters. (Seth Wenig/AP)

NEW YORK — The Jets have interviewed Philadelphia Eagles executive Joe Douglas for their general manager job.

Douglas, the Eagles’ vice-president of player personnel, is the third candidate to meet with New York about the opening. He met with team officials Saturday and Sunday.

The Jets have also interviewed New Orleans Saints director of pro scouting Terry Fontenot and Seattle Seahawks co-director of player personnel Scott Fitterer. New York also is expected to meet with Champ Kelly, the Chicago Bears’ assistant director of player personnel.

Douglas is widely considered the favourite to land the job because he has previous work experience with Jets coach Adam Gase, who is the team’s acting GM and is heavily involved in the search process. Douglas was Chicago’s director of college scouting in 2015, when Gase was the Bears’ offensive co-ordinator.

Douglas has been with the Eagles for three years since leaving Chicago. He worked in Baltimore’s personnel department from 2000-15 in various roles.

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