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Agent: Jets Assistant Coach Greg Knapp Dies From Injuries, Following Bike Accident Last Week In California

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- Jets assistant coach Greg Knapp has died from injuries sustained when he was struck by a vehicle while riding his bicycle last Saturday, his agent announced Thursday.

Knapp, 58, was preparing to come east late this week to get ready for his first training camp with the Jets when he was hit in Danville, California on Saturday. The teenage driver of the vehicle was reportedly texting at the time of the accident, CBS2's Otis Livingston reported Thursday.

The Knapp family and Jets organization asked for prayers earlier this week. Unfortunately, Knapp did not make it.

He had 25 years of coaching experience in the NFL, primarily working with quarterbacks, like Hall of Famers Peyton Manning and Steve Young, among others. He was expected to help Jets first-round draft pick Zach Wilson.


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