It has been widely reported that Adam Gase forced Mike Maccagnan out of the Jets’ front office, but the head coach/interim GM denied those accusations in a press conference on Thursday.
“Me and Mike had disagreements on a few things. There was no personal rift,” Gase said (Twitter link via Darryl Slater of NJ.com).
Gase claims that team CEO Christopher Johnson called and told him Maccagnan was gone, and did not ask Gase for input on the decision (Twitter link). Whether or not that’s really the case, we know that Gase will have input in the hiring of the team’s next GM.
Here’s more from the East divisions:
- New Bills tight end Lee Smith‘s three-year deal is worth $9MM with $4.9MM fully guaranteed, according to Adam Caplan of SiriusXM (on Twitter). The guarantees indicate that Smith had a strong market following his release from the Raiders.
- Eagles center/guard Stefen Wisniewski‘s one-year deal is worth $1.5MM with $250K fully guaranteed, according to Caplan (Twitter link). That’s a solid value for Philadelphia given Wisniewski’s experience and versatility. Before circling pack to the Eagles, Wisniewski also garnered interest from the Vikings and Jets.
- The Patriots no longer appear to be in the mix for Gerald McCoy.