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The Jets Hire Bobby April Jr as an Assistant Coach

By Alan Schechter

The Jets have added Bobby April, Jr as a quality control coach.

Since the Jets season ended, they have lost 9 coaches to either retirement, defections, or firings. It appears that the Jets have hired one.

The New York Daily News is reporting that the Jets have hired Bobby April, Jr., to join the coaching staff for 2013 as a quality control coach. For the previous two years, he was a quality control coach for the defense of the Eagles, as well as working with the defensive backs as well.

His dad also has coached in the league for a long time, as a special teams coach. The Raiders hired him this week for their special teams coach position, after he spent the previous three seasons working with the Eagles in the same position. He and his Dad are quality coaches, April will be a good addition to the Jets staff in 2013.

The next big date in Jets land will be about 36 hours from now, when we hear from John Idzik in his first press conference with the team. Maybe we will get some insight as to the direction he is thinking about with this roster? Not normally the Jets way, but we will find out soon enough.