Jets’ Assistant General Manager Is Out in NFL Team’s Latest Move

Scott Cohen won’t return as assistant general manager of the New York Jets, John Idzik’s most significant change to the National Football League team’s front office since taking over in January.

Cohen, whose contract wasn’t renewed, spent the past five seasons with the Jets, assisting former general manager Mike Tannenbaum on the day-to-day operations of the team with a primary focus on player personnel.

After Tannenbaum was fired, Cohen interviewed for the vacancy before Idzik was hired by owner Woody Johnson. Cohen has evaluated and scouted players in the NFL for 20 seasons, working with the Philadelphia Eagles, Jacksonville Jaguars and Washington Redskins before joining the Jets.

Cohen’s departure comes just over a week after JoJo Wooden left as the Jets’ assistant director of player personnel to take a similar front-office job with the San Diego Chargers. The Jets also recently opted not to retain two scouts, including assistant director of college scouting Marc Davis.

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