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Jets fire front office executives Terry Bradway and Jeff Bauer

Jets senior personnel executive Terry Bradway speaks during

Jets senior personnel executive Terry Bradway speaks during a news conference held at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center on April 17, 2013. Credit: James Escher

Terry Bradway had survived two regime changes at One Jets Drive, but on Friday, his time ran out.

The Jets fired Bradway, their senior director of college scouting, and director of college scouting Jeff Bauer three days after hiring new general manager Mike Maccagnan.

Maccagnan released a statement about Bradway and Bauer on the team's website.

"Today, I informed Terry and Jeff that the organization will be moving forward without them," the posting said. "They have made valuable contributions to the New York Jets for more than a decade and we wish them both success in the future."

Changes to the front office were expected once owner Woody Johnson hired Maccagnan. According to a source familiar with the Jets' situation, Maccagnan already has people in mind to replace Bradway and Bauer and believed it was only fair to move quickly.

There has been speculation that Maccagnan wants to bring in former Jaguars GM Gene Smith, but if that happens, Smith won't be assigned to the roles vacated by Bradway and Bauer.

The Jets might have an assistant head coach. A source confirmed Friday night that they have received permission to talk with former Cardinals linebackers coach Mike Caldwell. The Arizona Republic reported Friday that the Cardinals released him from his contract so he could become Todd Bowles' top assistant.

Bradway was the Jets' GM from 2001-05, when he was replaced by Mike Tannenbaum. Tannenbaum was fired after the 2012 season and replaced by John Idzik.

Bradway just finished his 14th season with the Jets and his second as their senior director of college scouting. After the 2012 draft, he also was given the responsibility of overseeing all team efforts surrounding the draft and their pro scouting operations.

Bauer completed his 13th season as a scout with the Jets and his third as director of college scouting.

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