Edwards gets extension

Herman Edwards received a contract extension on Thursday. No terms were announced. Edwards had two years left on his previous contract. <BR><BR>

"It was just a matter of getting it done, it was never a hang-up," said Edwards.

General Manager Terry Bradway, who had the same original contract length as Edwards, didn't receive an extension.

"I don't want to talk about Terry's status," said Edwards.

On the same day Edwards extension was announced, the head coach was also busy interviewing former Nebraska defensive coordinator Bo Pelini for the Jets vacant defensive coordinator position. Despite being fired with most of the Nebraska staff, Pelini did a solid job with the Cornhuskers defense last season. The team finished 10-3. Pelini is the type of fiery coach Edwards would like to add.

"He's an energetic guy who uses a lot of [schemes] I like to use," said Edwards. "He's good with the players." On Wednesday, Edwards interviewed Tennessee Titan linebacker coach Gunther Cunningham for the opening. Cunningham is another coach whose style Edwards admires.

"He's a taskmaster with a tremendous work ethic," said Edwards.

Edwards is headed to the Senior Bowl this weekend, but doesn't want to do any coaching interviews in Mobile. He wants to focus on scouting players.

"I want to be able to watch practice," said Edwards.

Edwards said he would like to have a defensive coordinator in place by sometime next week. He also said the job of wide receiver coach could be filled from within. The leading candidate is Jim Hostler, who assisted offensive coordinator Paul Hackett with the quarterbacks last year. Hostler coached receivers in New Orleans before coming to the Jets.

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