New York Jets fire GM Mike Maccagnan

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"This morning, I informed Mike that he was being relieved of his duties as General Manager of the team, effective immediately", Jets chairman Christopher Johnson said in a release.

At the tail end of a whirlwind day in which Mike Maccagnan was sacked as Jets general manager and Gase was promoted to interim GM, more news has come for Gang Green along with a fresh start for Lee. "However, I came to the decision to make a change after much thought and careful assessment of what would be in the best long-term interests of the New York Jets".

In addition, ESPN reports that vice president of player personnel Brian Heimerdinger has also been fired. Now, under head coach/interim GM Adam Gase, the Jets have finally moved on from Lee.

The soap opera that is the New York Jets has had a hell of an episode today. The Jets didn't pick up Lee's fifth-year option for 2020 for about $10 million, making it clear that he was not a part of their future plans.

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Mike Maccagnan was the general manager of the New York Jets for four seasons before Wednesday's firing. We have discussion on everything.

Gase was hired this off-season following the dismissal of Todd Bowles as head coach.

One personnel man with Bears ties who won't be joining the Jets: Former Chicago defensive back and associate personnel director Dwayne Joseph, who last week left his post in the Eagles personnel department to become the new Oakland Raiders director of pro scouting.

ESPN reported Eagles' vice president of player personnel Joe Douglas could be the next GM, given his close relationship with Gase.