The Jets made an addition to Adam Gase's coaching staff on Tuesday, hiring Leigh Torrence as the team's assistant defensive backs coach.
Torrence has been a member of the New Orleans Saints coaching staff for the last four seasons. He was hired as coaching intern in 2016 and was then promoted to a defensive assistant the following season.
The 38-year-old Torrence made the transition to coaching after spending spending parts of seven seasons with five different teams as a player.
After going undrafted out of Stanford, Torrence had his most significant playing time with the Saints from 2008-11, where he was a member of the Super Bowl LIV championship team.
In New York, Torrence will work with Jets passing came coordinator/defensive backs coach Dennard Wilson, and he'll be taking over for Steve Jackson, who was hired by Cincinnati as the Bengals cornerbacks coach.