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Casserly to be on council if Jets make staff changes

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If Jets owner Woody Johnson decides to make changes to his coaching staff and front office at season's end, he will employ the services of former Washington and Houston general manager Charley Casserly.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports that Casserly, an NFL Media employee, will be part of a football council for Johnson, according to a source involved with the Jets' thinking. This group will serve as a sounding board during the hiring process if Johnson chooses to make changes. This group will not be involved in a decision about whether to fire coach Rex Ryan or general manager John Idzik.

The move will likely be looked at as a departure for Johnson, who made waves by using a sports-centric executive search firm to vet candidates for his most recent general manager search. Johnson did ask former Colts general manager Bill Polian to be part of that search, though.

The result was John Idzik, who has been largely unpopular with a fan base that is growing more and more impatient by the day.

Johnson typically informs all parties of their job status the day after the season ends. Idzik famously announced that Rex Ryan was coming back after a season-ending win against the Dolphins in 2013. Still, a 3-12 season eroded any momentary happiness.

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