Jets extend deal for special teams coach Westhoff

CORTLAND, N.Y. -- The New York Jets have extended the contract of special teams coordinator Mike Westhoff through next season.

Westhoff said Monday he'll likely retire after next season, but added he doesn't think that far ahead. The 62-year-old coach has been with the organization since 2001 and has been regarded as one of the top special teams coaches in the league for years.

He has had several operations on his left leg because of bone cancer and stepped down after the 2007 season. After having his femur replaced in February 2008, Westhoff returned to the team later that year and says he feels great.

Westhoff is walking without a cane in camp and can be seen riding a bike around the SUNY Cortland campus after practices.

Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press

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