Sutton was the Jets' defensive coordinator for the past three seasons under former head coach Eric Mangini, but Ryan brought assistant Mike Pettine from the Baltimore Ravens to run the unit. Sutton, who will enter his 10th season with the Jets, originally joined the team in 2000 as linebackers coach.
Ellard joins the Jets after eight seasons as the St. Louis Rams' wide receivers coach (2001-08). Ellard also was an NFL player, finishing his 16-season career in 1998 with 814 receptions for 13,777 yards and 65 touchdowns for the Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams, Washington Redskins and New England Patriots. He's eighth in league history in receiving yards.