Jets extend deal for special teams coach Westhoff

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.