NY Jets news: Ex Jets OC lands new gig, former draft pick signed off practice squad

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NY Jets, Dowell Loggains
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A former NY Jets assistant coach has landed a new job as former offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains has agreed to join the University of South Carolina as the school's new offensive coordinator.

Loggains served as the Jets' offensive coordinator under former head coach Adam Gase from 2019-2020, helping guide one of the worst offenses in the NFL. The Jets finished dead last in the NFL in yards in both of Loggains' seasons with the organization.

The Arkansas native spent the last two years coaching at his alma mater, Arkansas, as the school's tight ends coach. Now, he has the opportunity to return to prominence as the offensive coordinator of an SEC school that finished 8-4 this past season.

Jets fans certainly don't look back too fondly on the Gase/Loggains era in New York and the latter will likely be remembered more for his challenge flags than any of his on/off-field accomplishments.

Other NY Jets news

Jonathan Marshall signed off the Jets' practice squad

The Jets lost a somewhat notable practice squad player on Tuesday as former sixth-round pick Jonathan Marshall was signed off the team's practice squad by the Pittsburgh Steelers.

A sixth-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, Marshall appeared in four games as a rookie and looked to earn a larger role this season, only to fail to make the team's 53-man roster.

Marshall has flashed in both of his preseasons with the Jets and was simply a victim of an incredibly deep defensive line room this summer. He should be able to provide much-needed young depth to an aging Steelers defensive line.

Two other NY Jets practice squad transactions

The Jets also placed linebacker Marcell Harris on the practice squad IR after he suffered an ankle injury in the team's Week 14 loss to the Buffalo Bills. The expectation, according to head coach Robert Saleh, is that Harris will miss the remainder of the season.

Harris has been a regular on special teams for the Jets this year, having appeared in 11 games. We might see more of fellow practice squad linebacker Hamsah Nasirildeen moving forward if the Jets are looking for someone to take Harris' special teams snaps.

The Jets also re-signed defensive lineman Marquiss Spencer to their practice squad. Spencer initially signed with the Jets practice squad on Nov. 22 before being released six days later.

A seventh-round pick of the Denver Broncos in the 2021 NFL Draft, Spencer appeared in one game as a rookie, recording one tackle on 14 defensive snaps.

Justin Hardee deserves a Pro Bowl spot (story link)

Michael Nania of Jets X Factor makes his case for Jets special teamer Justin Hardee to make the Pro Bowl. Hardee is arguably the league's best and most consistent gunner and Nania goes into detail about exactly what makes him so special.

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Fans can use this link to vote for Hardee and your other favorites Jets players. Voting ends on December 15th so time is running out.

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