Jets fire GM Mike Tannenbaum

The New York Jets fired general manager Mike Tannenbaum on Monday, the team announced. Jets owner Woody Johnson released a statement thanking Tannenbaum for his contributions and saying a search for a replacement will begin immediately.

Johnson also announced head coach Rex Ryan is safe and will return for a fifth season.

"I believe that [Ryan] has the passion, the talent and the drive to successfully lead our team," Johnson said in the statement.

We will have more on this move coming soon in the AFC East blog.