Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer could be a candidate for...

Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer could be a candidate for several open NFL head coaching positions. (November 29, 2009) Credit: Joe Rogate

Brian Schottenheimer could be in his final days as the Jets' offensive coordinator.

Yesterday, Rex Ryan sounded almost resigned to the fact that he might not have Schottenheimer around for long once the Jets' postseason run is over. "To be honest with you, I'm a little afraid that we are going to lose Schotty after this year, so I am trying to enjoy him right now," Ryan said. "I know with some of these jobs that are coming open, there's a good possibility we are going to lose him and he deserves to be a head coach.''

Schottenheimer's name already is starting to pop up in some reports as a possible replacement for Buffalo interim coach Perry Fewell, who took over when Dick Jauron was fired in November after a 3-6 start. There's speculation that the Bills are interested in interviewing the 36-year-old son of longtime coach Marty Schottenheimer.

Harris' ankle hurting

Linebacker David Harris, who led the Jets with 127 combined tackles and was third with 51/2 sacks, left in the second quarter of Sunday's 37-0 win over the Bengals with an ankle sprain and didn't play in the second half.

Ryan said he's "definitely concerned" about Harris' availability for Saturday. Harris' potential replacement, Ryan Fowler, also might not be able to go because Ryan said he suffered a blow to the head. That would leave untested Kenwin Cummings, who spent all of last season and most of 2009 on the practice squad before getting signed to the active roster on Nov. 16, as the next option.

Exam for Ochocinco

Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco had an MRI on his left knee Monday and tweeted that it "went well."

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