Jets Hire Shawn Jefferson As Wide Receiver Coach

Shawn Jefferson coaches the Tennessee Titans' wide receivers in 2015.
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With new Jets head coach Adam Gase's staff coming into place, it appears as if another former Dolphins coach will be making the trip up north.

Gase is hiring Shawn Jefferson to be the team's wide receiver coach, according to WFAN's Brian Costello.

Jefferson served in the same role for Gase during the head coach's three-year tenure in Miami. He will be the second former Dolphins coach following Gase to the Jets, as Dowell Loggains has been hired as the team's new offensive coordinator. 

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Prior to his time with the Dolphins, Jefferson was the wide receiver coach in Tennessee for three years and in Detroit for five years. 

The 49-year-old enjoyed a 13-year playing career in the NFL as a wide receiver for the Chargers, Patriots, Falcons and Lions. 

Jefferson will replace Karl Dorrell, who coached the team's wide receivers for Todd Bowles' four-year tenure with the franchise.