The Jets have reset their first finalist.
The team brings 49ers defense coordinator Robert Saleh to another interview Tuesday, according to the NFL network. The Jets spoke to Saleh almost on Friday. Now he will meet with the Jets brass in person at Florham Park as the team narrows its search.
It is known that the Jets have so far interviewed nine candidates. They are now entering the next phase, bringing a few finalists to personal meetings. They can not conduct personal interviews with anyone who is still in the playoffs: Bill’s offensive coordinator Brian Daboll, Ram’s defensive coordinator Brandon Staley, Saint’s assistant coach Aaron Glenn and Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy are all candidates with games this weekend.
Saleh, 41, is a popular coach in this hiring cycle. He has interviewed the lions, jaguars, falcons and chargers in addition to the jets. He is considered by some to be a top candidate in Detroit.