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Report: Jets reach out to Rick Dennison as potential run game coordinator

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The Jets fired offensive line coach Steve Marshall on Wednesday. Manish Mehta reports the team is looking at former Bills offensive coordinator Rick Dennison as a potential replacement and run game coordinator.

The Jets are re-shaping their offensive staff in the wake of firing coordinator John Morton. The Daily News has learned that Gang Green has reached out to former Bills offensive coordinator Rick Dennison to be their offensive line coach/run-game coordinator to assist Jeremy Bates, who is in line to be the new offensive play caller.

Bates and Dennison worked together in Denver for three seasons. Although Dennison was the Broncos offensive coordinator in 2008, Bates was the play caller. The Jets fired offensive line coach Steve Marshall on Wednesday, creating a void that Dennison, who was the Broncos offensive line coach from 2006-08, could fill.

Dennison was Buffalo’s offensive coordinator in 2017 but was fired after the season. He also had coaching stints with the Ravens and Texans along with a pair of stints with the Broncos. Prior to 2017 Dennison had worked his entire coaching career under either Mike Shanahan or Shanahan’s protege Gary Kubiak so this is perhaps another indication Bates would be looking at installing a Shanahan type offense.