Chris Grier

The Jets have asked permission to speak to Chiefs director of player personnel Chris Ballard and Dolphins director of college scouting Chris Grier about the team's general manager position, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Friday (Schefter, Jan. 2).

Grier has ties to Jets consultant Charlie Casserly. Grier's father Bobby, a longtime NFL personnel executive, worked with Casserly in Houston (Mehta, Jan. 2).

Ballard is reported to be the Bears' top choice for their GM opening. He was a scout for the Bears from 2001-11. (Cimini, Jan. 2).

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