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The New York Jets had a rough morning as they lost two of their best offensive lineman.

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Jim Sweeney and Marvin Powell both gone away, according to Rich Cimini of ESPN's Jets Insider. Powell was 67 years old, while Sweeney was 60.

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Powell was chosen fourth overall in the 1977 NFL Draft and went on to have a Hall of Fame career at USC. He rose to the top, becoming

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Between 1979 and 1983, there were five straight offensive linemen selected to the Pro Bowl, earning four All-Pro selections.

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Powell spent his final two NFL seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before giving up football in 1987. New York only has four players.

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He is one of three Jets players to ever be chosen to the First Team All-Pro.

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Sweeney was taken by the Jets in the second round of the 1984 NFL Draft, and he played guard for his first two NFL seasons.

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He was hired as the team's left tackle in 1986 and served in that capacity for two years before being moved once more, this time to centre.