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Jets Offseason Rumors: Keith Armstrong's Contract Might Not Be Expiring

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Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Seth Walder indicated on Friday that it was likely Falcons special teams coach Keith Armstrong would be coming to the Jets. Kimberly Martin says Armstrong's contract with Atlanta might be longer than had been previously reported.

He has two years left on his contract, according to one source. It’s highly unlikely the Falcons would grant Armstrong permission to leave for a lateral move.

Bowles turned his focus to other men with whom he has a history. Two names that have been mentioned are Dolphins special teams coordinator Darren Rizzi, a native of Hillsdale, New Jersey, and Eagles special teams coordinator Dave Fipp. Bowles was with Rizzi in Miami from 2009-11 and Fipp was the Dolphins’ assistant special teams coach from 2011-12.

One of the key phrases reporters used when discussing Armstrong's contract was, "it is believed," his contract is set to expire. Sometimes extensions for assistants are not publicized. The last known extension Armstrong got might have run through 2015, but it is possible he got another one that was never reported.