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Reports: Jets fire OC Sparano

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The New York Jets continued the overhaul of their offensive coaching staff with the firing of coordinator Tony Sparano on Tuesday, according to multiple reports.

The move comes on the heels of quarterbacks coach Matt Cavanaugh being told Monday that his contract will not be renewed when it expires in a few weeks, as first reported by The New York Daily News.

Sparano, the former Miami Dolphins head coach, replaced embattled Brian Schottenheimer last offseason, but was unable to turn around the Jets' offense. New York finished 30th in the NFL in total offense, 30th in passing and 28th in points per game.

More troubling has been the continued regression of quarterback Mark Sanchez, who has 52 turnovers over the past two seasons. Sparano and his staff were also unable to find a productive role for Tim Tebow.

While head coach Rex Ryan has remained safe and is scheduled to meet with the media Tuesday for the first time since the end of the season, general manager Mike Tannenbaum was also fired.
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