NEW YORK (AP) - Matt Cavanaugh will not return as the New York Jets' quarterbacks coach after four seasons with the team.
Cavanaugh's contract was due to expire in a few weeks and he was told Monday he would not be part of Rex Ryan's staff next season. Cavanaugh was responsible for the development of Mark Sanchez, who took a step back in his fourth season and was benched late in the year.
The Daily News first reported that Cavanaugh would not be back.
It is the first of many likely changes on Ryan's staff. Special teams coordinator Mike Westhoff retired, and defensive coordinator Mike Pettine turned down a contract extension earlier in the season. Offensive coordinator Tony Sparano might be out after one season.
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