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Jets plan to interview Broncos assistant for offensive coordinator job

Running backs coach Eric Studesville, right, has spent the past seven seasons with Denver. AP Photo/David Zalubowski

The New York Jets are planning to interview Broncos running backs coach Eric Studesville for their vacant offensive-coordinator position, a source confirmed.

Studesville, 49, is a well-regarded assistant who has spent the past seven seasons with the Broncos. Prior to that, he was a running backs coach for the Bills (2004-2009) and the Giants (2001-2003). He never has held the title of offensive coordinator.

His status with the Broncos is up in the air because they have a new coach, Vance Joseph, who was introduced Thursday.

The Jets' top choice to replace the retired Chan Gailey was John DeFilippo, the Eagles' quarterbacks coach, but their interview request was denied by the Eagles. They also expressed interest in Raiders quarterbacks coach Todd Downing, prompting the Raiders to promote him to offensive coordinator.

The Studesville interview was first reported by KUSA TV in Denver.