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Browns hire ex-Jets DC Mike Pettine as their head coach

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The Cleveland Browns announced Thursday that they have hired former Jets defensive coordinator Mike Pettine as their new head coach.

Pettine, who spent four seasons as Rex Ryan's defensive coordinator, bolted for Buffalo at the end of the 2012 season.

“We are thrilled to announce Mike Pettine as the new head coach of the Cleveland Browns,” said owner Jimmy Haslam. “Mike is the epitome...

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Patriots hire former Jets OL coach Dave DeGuglielmo

New York Jets offensice line coach Dave DeGuglielmo

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The New England Patriots announced Wednesday that they have hired former Jets assistant Dave DeGuglielmo as their new offensive line coach.

DeGuglielmo -- aka, "Guge" -- will replace longtime assistant head coach/OL coach Dante Scarnecchia, who will retire after 32 seasons in the NFL, including 30 seasons with the team (1982-88, 1991-2013). Scarnecchia was the longest tenured...

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Antonio Cromartie to replace injured Patriots CB Aqib Talib in Pro Bowl

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The Jets now will have two representatives in the 2014 Pro Bowl – and neither of them is Muhammad Wilkerson.

A day after center Nick Mangold was invited to replace Seattle’s Max Unger in Hawaii later this month, the Jets announced Monday that Cromartie will replace injured Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib in the Pro Bowl.

"Thank u everyone for your blessings. I'm rely[sic] excited...

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Nick Mangold is Pro Bowl-bound


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Nick Mangold's headed to Hawaii after all.

The Jets center -- who was a first alternate -- was asked to replace Seattle's Max Unger in Honolulu. Unger, of course, will be preparing for the Super Bowl with the rest of the Seahawks.

Mangold, meanwhile, will make his fifth appearance in the Pro Bowl on Jan. 26....

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Jets announce Rex Ryan's coaching staff -- to date

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Rex Ryan got his extension – and now he’s got his coaches back.

The team announced Saturday that its staff is all but complete, save a special teams coordinator. But the good news for Ryan is this: almost every coach from last season will be back in 2014.

Bobby April III, who was responsible for the team’s quality control-defense last season, was promoted to linebackers coach. That position...

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Jets owner Woody Johnson hosting 'biggest kid fan' contest

Jets owner Woody Johnson casually speaks to the

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The Jets announced they'll be holding a contest to give one young Jets fan the opportunity to watch the Super Bowl as a guest of Woody Johnson in his MetLife Stadium suite on February 2. The invitation will be extended to one child, between the ages of 6 and 13, who submits a 100-150-word essay on the following topic: "Why are you the biggest Jets fan?

All entries must be submitted by...

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Sources: Coaches Karl Dunbar and Anthony Lynn returning

Jets running backs coach Anthony Lynn looks on

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Rex Ryan hinted last month that it soon would be clear what the front office thought of his assistant coaches. Well, Ryan’s staff has started to take shape.

Defensive line coach Karl Dunbar – a favorite among fans due to standout play of rookie tackle Sheldon Richardson and star lineman Muhammad Wilkerson – confirmed via Twitter Saturday that he will be returning this season.

“Thx for...

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Report: Redskins denied Jets request to interview DC Jim Haslett

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The Jets reportedly requested an interview with Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett, but were denied.

According to ESPN 980 (Washington D.C.), the Redskins denied the Jets' request and inquiries from "at at least one other team." 

On Friday, recently-hired head coach Jay Gruden told The Washington Post that the team has decided to retain Haslett and will look...

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Kellen Winslow Jr. denies witness' claim in police report

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In a statement released via Twitter, Kellen Winslow, Jr.'s representative denied the "unfounded and ridiculous claim" that he was spotted masturbating in his car prior to police finding synthetic marijuana in his vehicle.

On Nov. 19, the Jets free-agent tight end was found in posession of the designer drug Fubinaca by East Hanover, N.J. police. But according to the police report...

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Report: Ben Kotwica hired as Redskins special teams coordinator

Jets head coach Rex Ryan, left, and special

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It appears the Jets may soon be on their third special teams coordinator is as many years.

According to a report from FOXSports' Alex Marvez, Ben Kotwica is now the special teams coordinator for the Washington Redskins. 

Kotwica was one of several coaches on Rex Ryan's staff whose contract recently expired. Though the Jets extended an offer, he also was granted permission to interview...

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