Procedure for bone cancer to sideline special teams coach
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- New York Jets special teams coach Mike Westhoff, a veteran of 25 NFL seasons, will not return next year because he needs a ninth operation on his ailing left leg.
Westhoff, who has battled bone cancer in the leg, announced Sunday he needs to have a procedure that will require a substantial amount of recovery time. Because of that, Westhoff won't be able to fully dedicate the time needed to coach.
"I'm not going to use the word 'retire,'" Westhoff said.
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