By Glenn Naughton
Head coaches aren’t the only ones who find themselves being let go in the days immediately following the end of a team’s NFL season and that was the case today when the Jets cut ties with special teams coach Bobby April and two other assistants.
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April, a veteran coordinator who was hired by first-year head coach Todd Bowles, saw his unit struggle mightily throughout the season, allowing key scores in several close games, including a game against the Philadelphia Eagles who got an 89-yard punt return for a touchdown from Darren Sproles in an Eagles 24-17 defeat.
Steve Hagen (assistant special teams) and Ron Heller (assistant offensive line) were also let go.
After having our season-ending meetings with the staff, I decided that changes were necessary in these areas,” Bowles said. “I appreciate their contributions this past season and wish them success in the future.
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