SANTA CLARA, CA - NOVEMBER 3: Defensive backs/cornerbacks coach Tony Oden of the San Francisco 49ers talks with the defensive backs on the sideline during the game against the Green Bay Packers at Levi's Stadium on November 3, 2020 in Santa Clara, California. The Packers defeated the 49ers 34-17.
(Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images)

Robert Saleh and the New York Jets have added two more veteran coaches to the defensive staff, Marquand Manuel and Tony Oden. 

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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.

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.

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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.


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