Miles Austin, Taylor Embree headed to New York Jets staff (Report)

Austin and Embree are the latest names reported to be joining Robert Saleh’s new staff with the New York Jets.

With Robert Saleh’s New York Jets contract officially signed, his staff reportedly continues to grow.

Former receivers Miles Austin and Taylor Embree are coming to the metropolitan area, according to Peter Schrager of NFL Network (Schrager has also called Jets preseason games in recent summers). Austin will take over the receivers’ coach spot, while Embree will take over as the running backs coach.

Austin, 36, would return to New Jersey after a 10-year career primarily spent with the Dallas Cowboys. A native of Summit and alum of Garfield High School and Monmouth University, Austin led the NFL in receiving yardage during his breakout season in 2009, earning 1,320 en route to Dallas’ NFC East title. His 250 receiving yards in a win over Kansas City from that season still stands as a Cowboys record. Following his eight seasons in Dallas, which included a pair of Pro Bowl appearances (2009-10), Austin played two final seasons with Cleveland and Philadelphia. Injuries marred the final parts of his career, as Austin managed to play a full 16-game season only once after his final five campaigns.

Following his playing career, Austin rejoined the Cowboys, this time working in their scouting department. He would later spend a year alongside Saleh in 2019 as an offensive quality control coach with San Franciso, joining him in Super Bowl LIV. Austin left the team prior to the 2020 season. In the interim, Austin went back to Monmouth and earned his degree in political science. He previously departed Long Branch as the program’s all-time leader in receiving yards and was the first former Hawk to appear in a regular season NFL game.

Embree, 32, likewise worked with Saleh during his years with the 49ers, spending three seasons as an offensive quality control coach. He was likewise part of the 49ers group that went to the most recent Super Bowl, ironically falling to the Kansas City Chiefs, with whom he worked as a defensive assistant. More recently, Embree served as the tight ends coach at Colorado University under Karl Dorrell, his former head coach at UCLA. The Buffaloes went 4-1 in a shortened season and advanced to the Alamo Bowl, their first postseason appearance since 2016.

During his time with the Bruins, Embree earned 1,776 yards on 137 receptions over a four-year career. The 531 yards he earned during his rookie campaign were a program record for a true freshman. He later partook in the San Diego Chargers’ training camp proceedings during the summer of 2013.

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