As we wait for the Jets to fill out their coaching staff, one individual whose status was up in the air is offensive line coach and running game coordinator Rick Dennison.
Dennison was the offensive line coach on the 2009 Denver Broncos, for whom new Jets head coach was a wide receivers coach. However, he left after that season and when he returned it was as Gase's replacement under Gary Kubiak. It's therefore not been clear whether Gase would view Dennison as someone he'd want for his own staff.
Over the past few days, reports have emerged suggesting that Dennison could be on his way to Minnesota, although Green Bay are reportedly also interested. According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, the Jets may have interest in another offensive line candidate that has also been linked with the Packers:
#Jets are interested in 49ers’ Adam Stenavich to be their offensive line coach, I’m told. @MaioccoNBCS previously reported that Stenavich was granted permission to interview for the Packers OL coach vacancy.— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) January 18, 2019
The 35-year old Stenavich, who played left tackle at Michigan, never played in a regular season game at the pro level, but was on the Texans roster from 2008 to 2010. Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan was, of course, in the organization at that time, so is likely to know him well.
He was an assistant to John Benton with the 49ers for the last two years and has three years of experience as an offensive line coach at the collegiate level.
We'll keep you updated as news of who will fill this and any other vacancies leak out...