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Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Jets coaching staff coming together


Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham

New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan's maiden staff continued to take shape Wednesday. As expected, four assistants were officially announced and last season's defensive coordinator, Bob Sutton, was retained, but demoted to linebackers coach.

The new confirmed staffers were receivers coach Henry Ellard, running backs coach Anthony Lynn, secondary coach Dennis Thurman and assistant secondary coach Doug Plank.

Quarterbacks and defensive line are Ryan's most significant vacancies. He retained offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer, offensive line coach Bill Callahan and special teams coach Mike Westhoff.

Jets Staff: Who's In, Who's Out?
Position Who's in? Where from? Who's out? Where to?
Quarterbacks Open --
Brian Daboll Browns
Running backs Anthony Lynn Browns Jimmy Raye 49ers
Receivers Henry Ellard Rams Noel Mazzone Unattached
Defensive coordinator Mike Pettine Ravens Bob Sutton Jets
Defensive line Open -- Dan Quinn Seahawks
Assistant D-line Open -- Bryan Cox Browns
Linebackers Bob Sutton Jets Jim Hermann Giants
Secondary Dennis Thurman Ravens Jerome Henderson Browns
Assistant secondary Doug Plank Falcons -- --
Defensive quality Jim O'Neil E. Michigan Andy Dickerson Browns
Defensive assistant Jeff Weeks Raiders -- --