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PFWA 'satisfied' with Jets' news conference delay

Thursday - 1/3/2013, 7:04pm  ET

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. The New York Jets have fired Tannenbaum and say Ryan will be back next season. Johnson said in a statement Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, that "like all Jets fans, I am disappointed with this year's results." (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Pro Football Writers Association of America is "satisfied" the New York Jets are following the "spirit of the rules" in making coach Rex Ryan and owner Woody Johnson available to the media next Tuesday rather than within the seven-day period required by the NFL.

The PFWA lodged a formal complaint with the league Wednesday after the Jets violated the NFL policy by not having the owner, coach or general manager available until next week. NFL rules state that all teams must make "a top executive" available within a week of their season ending.

In a statement Thursday, the PFWA says it looks forward to hearing from Ryan and Johnson "after discussing the circumstances with the Jets." The team is searching for a new GM after firing Mike Tannenbaum on Monday.

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