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Jets GM fires six members of team personnel staff

Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan addresses the media

Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan addresses the media during a press conference on Jan. 21, 2015 in Florham Park, N.J. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Rich Schultz

Just two days after the NFL Draft, Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan fired six members of the team's pro personnel and college personnel departments.

Director of pro personnel Brendan Prophett and scouts Rick Courtright, David Hinson, Cole Hufnagel, Chris Prescott and Seth Turner were all let go.

"I appreciate their contributions to the organization and wish them the best in the future," Maccagnan said in a statement.

Prophett, who worked under former Jets GMs Terry Bradway, Mike Tannenbaum and John Idzik, came to the Jets in 2000 and was in his ninth season in his current role.

Hufnagel, who joined the Jets in 2006, moved into pro personnel in 2007 and shifted to college area scout after the 2012 draft. Courtright, Hinson and Prescott were hired as college scouts by Idzik in 2013. Turner was hired last year by Idzik to be a college scout as well.

On Saturday, the final day of the three-day draft, Maccagnan praised his staff for their efforts.

"I thought the staff did an amazing job," he said. "As I said in my first press conference before the draft, there are so many people that get involved in the college scouting process at various levels, from the college scouts to the pro scouts to all the administrative people to the coaches, to the trainers, to the doctors, to the security, the video guys, we put so much time and effort into this."

Three days after he accepted the Jets GM job, Maccagnan fired Bradway, who was the senior director of college scouting at the time, and director of college scouting Jeff Bauer.


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