The Jets will hire Brant Boyer to be their new special teams coach, according to Adam Caplan of ESPN (Feb. 2).
Boyer, 44, worked as the assistant special teams coach for the Colts for the past four seasons.
A former LB, Boyer spent 10 seasons in the NFL split with the Dolphins, Jaguars, and Browns from 1994-2003.
The Jets fired special teams coach Bobby April last month.
There was talk last month that Atlanta Falcons special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong might have been on the Jets' short list. Head coach Todd Bowles knows Armstrong from their time together at Temple, but in the end the Jets might not have been able to pry Armstrong away.
At this time I am unsure of Boyer's connections to the Jets' current staff, but my hope is that anything is better than what we saw last year from Bobby April.