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Jets fire GM Tannenbaum, Ryan stays

  • ASSOCIATED PRESSFILE - In this Dec. 2, 2012, file photo, New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan, left, stands with general manager Mike Tannenbaum, center, and owner Woody Johnson before an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in East Rutherford, N.J. Ryan insists he's a Jet all the way and wants to coach the team for the "next 15 years." He dismisses as "untrue" a report that says he would welcome being fired if Johnson doesn't upgrade the offense. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
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    FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2012, file photo, New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan, left, stands with general manager Mike Tannenbaum, center, and owner Woody Johnson before an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in East Rutherford, N.J. Ryan insists he's a Jet all the way and wants to coach the team for the "next 15 years." He dismisses as "untrue" a report that says he would welcome being fired if Johnson doesn't upgrade the offense. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

FLORHAM PARK, N. J. >> The New York Jets have fired general manager Mike Tannenbaum and say coach Rex Ryan will be back next season.

The Jets finished 6-10 and were in constant turmoil from the moment they acquired Tim Tebow in a trade before the season.

Jets owner Woody Johnson said in a statement Monday that “like all Jets fans, I am disappointed with this year’s results.”

Tannenbaum, who signed off on Tebow trade, has two years left on his contract. Tebow was brought in as a backup for Mark Sanchez but was expected to play a key role in certain offensive schemes. It never worked out.

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