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Joe Douglas filling openings in Jets' personnel department

Jets general manager Joe Douglas speaks to the

Jets general manager Joe Douglas speaks to the media during a press conference at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center in Florham Park, N.J., on June 11 Credit: Brad Penner

Jets newly named general manager Joe Douglas is expected to add two familiar faces to the personnel department, hiring former Browns general manager and Ravens executive Phil Savage and Ravens assistant pro personnel director Chad Alexander.

The Jets also reportedly have hired Rex Hogan, who had served as the Jets’ director of college scouting before becoming the Colts’ vice president of player personnel in 2017, to serve as the assistant GM under Douglas.

An NFL source confirmed Savage and Alexander are expected to join Douglas’ staff. The news was first reported by Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the Hogan hiring.

Douglas, hired last week after working the last three seasons as the Eagles’ vice president of player personnel, had worked with Savage and Alexander in Baltimore.

Savage was a personnel executive in Baltimore from 1996-2004 before becoming the Browns’ general manager in 2005. He was fired after the 2008 season, eventually joined the Eagles’ front office and was the executive director of the Senior Bowl from 2012-2018. He was named general manager of the Arizona Hotshots of the Alliance of American Football earlier this year, but the league folded before completing its first season.

Alexander was named the Ravens’ assistant director of pro personnel in 2009 after working six years as an area scout. He was recently promoted to assistant director of pro and college personnel and is expected to become the Jets’ director of player personnel.

Hogan had been a national scout with the Bears before being hired by former Jets GM Mike Maccagnan, who was fired last month.

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