AP source: Jets’ Clinkscales leaving for Raiders

A person familiar with the decision says Jets vice president of

college scouting Joey Clinkscales is leaving New York to take a

position with the Oakland Raiders.

Clinkscales has been with the Jets for 17 years, the last four

in his current position, helping run their draft. The person spoke

to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because

neither team had announced the move. It was uncertain what position

Clinkscales will fill in Oakland.

ESPN first reported that Clinkscales would be leaving the


Clinkscales dismissed rumors after the draft a few weeks ago

that he might join the Raiders, whose new general manager, Reggie

McKenzie, is a longtime friend and former high school and college

teammate. McKenzie is currently restructuring the Raiders’ player

personnel department.