Robert Saleh and the New York Jets have added two more veteran coaches to the defensive staff, Marquand Manuel and Tony Oden.
The New York Jets have added two more coaches to the defensive staff, per NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero. Marquand Manuel hops on as the team’s new safeties coach, while Tony Oden will work with the cornerbacks as a senior defensive assistant.
The #Jets are adding two more experienced coaches on defense, hiring Marquand Manuel as safeties coach and Tony Oden as senior defensive assistant/cornerbacks coach, per sources. Manuel worked with Robert Saleh in Seattle and Oden was the #49ers DBs coach under Saleh last year.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) February 2, 2021
Manuel, 41, played eight seasons in the NFL as a safety. Drafted in the sixth round back in 2002 by the Cincinnati Bengals, the Florida University product finished his carer with two interceptions while playing for six organizations.
Robert Saleh knows Manuel from their days in Seattle together. Manuel served as a special teams assistant in 2012 prior to moving to the defensive side as an assistant a year later.
Manuel is also familiar with Jets defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich, as the two worked together in Atlanta from 2015 to 2018.
Oden, 47, worked with Saleh in 2005 with the Houston Texans. He also worked under Saleh as the San Francisco 49ers secondary coach this past season.
Oden’s path has been well-traveled. Starting with the Texans in 2004, Oden has coached for seven different NFL teams. The Jets will mark the eighth organization he’s coached for at this level.