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Jets assistant Greg Knapp reportedly dies from biking injuries


New York Jets passing-game specialist Greg Knapp, a longtime NFL assistant coach, reportedly has died because of injuries sustained in a bicycle accident this previous weekend.

The information was delivered in a tweet from Chicago Bears tight ends coach Clancy Barone, who referred to as Knapp his “best friend in the coaching profession.”

Knapp, 58, had been within the hospital in vital situation for the reason that weekend, when his bicycle was struck by a automobile in San Ramon, Calif, roughly 27 miles east of Oakland.

A single motorist reportedly struck Knapp at roughly 2:49 p.m. final Saturday, in line with a police report. The preliminary investigation revealed that medicine and/or alcohol weren’t an element, and the automobile’s driver — whose identify is being withheld — has reportedly cooperated with police of their investigation.

In a 23-year NFL profession, Knapp coached with seven totally different franchises. He got here to the Jets from the Atlanta Falcons, the place he’d spent the previous three seasons. Knapp has been an offensive coordinator with the San Francisco 49ers, Falcons, Oakland Raiders, Seattle Seahawks and Houston Texans.

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