Robert Saleh adds three more defensive coaches to Jets staff

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Marquand Manuel
Marquand Manuel

Robert Saleh's coaching staff with the Jets continues to round out, this time with three new coaches hired to help out the defense.

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Marquand Manuel will join New York as safeties coach, Tony Oden will be cornerbacks coach as well as senior defensive assistant, and Mike Rutenberg will be named linebackers coach.

All three coaches have crossed paths with Saleh, with Oden having served most recently as his DBs coach with the San Francisco 49ers this past season. Manuel's time with Saleh came back in Seattle with the Seahawks, while Rutenberg was a passing game specialist in San Francisco last season. He served in defensive roles with the Jaguars prior to that role, where (you guessed it) Saleh was a defensive coordinator.

Oden has been coaching in the NFL since 2004, when he joined the Houston Texans as a defensive assistant. From there, he's held roles with the New Orleans Saints, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins and the Niners -- almost all of which have been in the secondary.

Manuel was a former safety who quickly jumped into coaching after his playing days were over. He most recently was the defensive backs coach for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2020, and was with the Atlanta Falcons before that.

Rutenberg was an assistant linebackers coach under Saleh in Jacksonville, so the latter clearly trusts his former assistant to serve a large role now.