New York Jets to interview Steelers' Omar Khan for GM job

The New York Jets are continuing their search for a new general manager after firing Mike Tannenbaum shortly after the regular season ended.

Unable to land one of their top choices, the Jets have expanded their search and will interview Pittsburgh Steelers’ director of football & business administration Omar Khan.

December 24, 2011; Pittsburgh,PA, USA: Pittsburgh Steelers director of business operations Omar Khan on the field before the game against the St. Louis Rams at Heinz Field. The Steelers won 27-0. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USPRESSWIRE

Khan received a promotion from coordinator to director during the offseason, has been the Steelers’ chief contract negotiator and salary cap manager.

He has been with the Steelers organization since 2001 and has recently been credited with keeping the Steelers competitive and under the salary cap while signing several key players to long-term contracts.

Khan, 35, has been linked to other general manager positions in the past, including the Seattle Seahawks in 2010 and the St. Louis Rams last February.

He has also been linked to former Steelers’ head coach Bill Cowher; especially lately since Cowher has admitted he would like to coach again. It has long been speculated that Khan would follow Cowher wherever he lands.

In other Steelers news involving current personnel interviewing for jobs with other organizations, it looks like Todd Haley interviewed for the Arizona Cardinals’ head coaching position, although there were conflicting reports.

The Steelers confirmed that an interview took place on Wednesday, while Haley’s agent denied that was the case to the NFL Network.

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