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Are Jets close to hiring Mike Maccagnan as GM?

Houston Texans director of college scouting Mike Maccagnan

Houston Texans director of college scouting Mike Maccagnan looks on during an NFL football rookie camp at the Methodist Training Center on Saturday May 17, 2014 in Houston, Texas. Credit: AP / Aaron M. Sprecher

Could the Jets be on the verge of hiring a new general manager?

A source confirmed to Newsday that Mike Maccagnan, the leading candidate for the job, stayed overnight in New Jersey on Saturday and will meet with the team again on Sunday.

Maccagnan, the Texans' director of college scouting, first interviewed with the Jets on Monday and was the first and only GM applicant to be called back.

His second interview with owner Woody Johnson and consultants Charley Casserly and Ron Wolf took place Friday.

One source pointed out that "second interviews this fast are always a good sign."

The Jets interviewed seven candidates for the position previously held by John Idzik. But unlike the former Jets GM, Maccagnan is considered a sharp personnel guy who has an eye for scouting talent. Maccagnan also has a history with Casserly dating to their time in Washington and Houston.

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