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Ex-Jets coordinator Heimerdinger dies

Updated: October 1, 2011, 6:22 PM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

Mike Heimerdinger, who served as the New York Jets' offensive coordinator in 2005, died Friday night after a year-long battle with a rare form of cancer. He was 58.

"Mike brought tremendous spirit and energy to the building each and every day," Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum said in a statement. "As I'm sure was the case with every organization he worked for, we were very thankful and better off for the time he spent with us."

Heimerdinger's lone season with the Jets began abruptly, ...

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