CORTLAND, N.Y. -- Everyone knows Jets special teams coach Mike Westhoff is one tough son of a gun; cancer survivor, specials teams innovator, master talent evaluator, cursing enthusiast. Yesterday at the team's check-in day on the SUNY Cortland campus, however, his tough guy reputation grew a little bigger.

For Westhoff, it was his first public appearance with the team since recovering from a gruesome knee injury in late May. He missed the majority of the Jets' rookie and mini-camps after surgery on his left leg -- the same leg that a titanium prosthesis was placed in 2008.

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