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Old 01-18-2009, 10:24 PM   #432
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RYAN HEADING TO THE JETS

Posted by Mike Florio on January 18, 2009, 11:51 p.m. EST

Now that the Ravens are out of the playoffs, the Jets are free to offer defensive coordinator Rex Ryan the head-coaching job.

Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports that the Jets will formally offer the position to Ryan, and that he plans to accept it.

A formal announcement is expected Monday, and a press conference likely will occur on Wednesday.

It remains to be seen whether offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer remains on staff. Several days ago, Adam Schefter of NFL Network suggested that, if Ryan gets the job, Schottenheimer will ask to be released from his contract.
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