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Jets promote Sparano Jr., add ex-safety Eric Smith to staff

Tony Sparano Jr.

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The Jets have promoted 27-year-old Tony Sparano Jr. from seasonal intern to offensive assistant.

Sparano Jr. -- the son of former Jets offensive coordinator Tony Sparano Sr. -- spent the past two seasons with the team. In a corresponding move, the Jets tabbed former draft pick Eric Smith as their new seasonal intern. The ex-Jets safety was selected in the third round in 2006 and spent seven...

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Sheldon Richardson, Tommy Bohanon named to Mel Kiper Jr.'s All-Rookie team

Sheldon Richardson speaks to reporters in the locker

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Sheldon Richardson was the breakout star of John Idzik's inaugural draft this season, becoming a force to be reckoned with on both sides of the ball.

But while the Jets defensive tackle was overlooked for the Pepsi NEXT Rookie of the Year Award, he did make Mel Kiper Jr.'s All-Rooke team.

"An absolutely dynamic run-stopper, he's already maybe the best lineman on a very good Jets...

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