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Vikings’ assistant G.M. declines to interview to become Jets’ G.M.

George Paton is happy as the Vikings’ assistant general manager and is not looking to become a general manager elsewhere.

That’s the word from Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, who reports that Paton has declined the Jets’ request that he interview for their general manager vacancy.

Paton was considered one of the leading candidates to become the Jets’ general manager and is reportedly a favorite of Charley Casserly, the longtime NFL executive who is currently serving as an advisor to Jets owner Woody Johnson. If Paton had wanted the job, there’s a good chance he would have gotten it.

But Paton, who just completed his eighth season in Minnesota, has decided that he’s in no rush to leave. He’ll stick with the Vikings.