FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- General manager Mike Maccagnan started reshaping the New York Jets' front office last week, firing the top two college scouts, Terry Bradway and Jeff Bauer. Soon he will start hiring.
St. Louis Rams scout Brian Heimerdinger, who first met Maccagnan while working as a scouting intern for the Houston Texans, will join the Jets in a front-office role, according to a league source. His exact role wasn't immediately clear. He could replace Bradway or Bauer, the college scouting directors, or be given a new title. He won't replace anyone on the current staff.
Heimerdinger is well-regarded in scouting circles. He's the son of the late Mike Heimerdinger, a well-respected offensive coordinator for many teams. In fact, he ran the Jets' offense for Herm Edwards in 2005.
Look for Maccagnan to make more than one hire in the coming days. The Jets' interest in Heimerdinger was first reported by the New York Daily News.
In other developments:
Consultants Charley Casserly and Ron Wolf, who assisted Woody Johnson during the GM and head-coaching searches, have fulfilled their obligation to the team, Johnson said. But Johnson didn't rule out the possibility of bringing one or both back for a role in the future. Casserly and Wolf were paid handsomely for their work; word has it they received more than $100,000 apiece.
Johnson declined to comment on the New England Patriots filing tampering charges against the Jets for his recent comments about Darrelle Revis. No one at Wednesday's introductory news conference -- Johnson, Maccagnan or coach Todd Bowles -- wanted to comment on DeflateGate.