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Jets announce new coaching hires

David Diaz-Infante of the Arizona Cardinals.poses for a

David Diaz-Infante of the Arizona Cardinals.poses for a headshot on Monday, May 12, 2014. Credit: AP

The Jets announced more coaching hires on Tuesday, promoting John Scott Jr. to assistant defensive line coach and adding Tim Atkins as their defensive quality control coach and David Diaz-Infante as assistant offensive line coach.

Scott was brought in as the defensive quality control coach last offseason by head coach Todd Bowles. Prior to that, he served as a college coach for 12 seasons and played four seasons at defensive end at Western Carolina and two seasons for the now-defunct arenafootball2’s Greensboro Prowlers.

Atkins, who will assume Scott’s old job, had been a football operations assistant for the Bills since 2011. He also was a former staff and defensive assistant with the Miami Dolphins from 2006-07.

Diaz-Infante was on the same coaching staff as Bowles when he was the Arizona Cardinals offensive assistant from 2013-14. A two-time Super Bowl champion with Denver, the former NFL lineman played for the Chargers (1987), Broncos (1996-98 and ‘01) and Eagles (1999). He also played in the World League of American Football, the Canadian Football League and the XFL and later served as a radio and TV studio analyst for various outlets.

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