HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) -Kevin O'Dea joined the New York Jets as special teams coordinator after spending the last two seasons as Chicago's assistant special teams coach.
He replaces Mike Westhoff, who stepped down after last season to undergo surgery on his ailing left leg that will require extensive recovery time.
Before joining the Bears, O'Dea was special teams coach for the Arizona Cardinals for two seasons. He has worked with Chicago's Robbie Gould and Arizona's Neil Rackers, two of the NFL's most successful placekickers.
A wide receiver and defensive back at Lock Haven, he also has coached with the Detroit Lions, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and San Diego Chargers and in college at Penn State, Virginia, Cornell and Lock Haven.
The Jets also named Mike Devlin tight ends-assistant offensive line coach and Jerome Henderson defensive backs coach.
Devlin, in his third season with the Jets, shared the offensive line duties with Tony Wise last season. Wise left to become as the University of Pittsburgh's offensive line coach.
Henderson was the Jets' assistant defensive backs coach last season and spent the last two years as the team's director of player development. He replaces Mike MacIntyre, who left to become the defensive coordinator at Duke.

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