Jets hire Kevin Greene as outside linebackers coach

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets have hired Hall of Famer Kevin Greene as their outside linebackers coach.

Greene, who played linebacker for 15 NFL seasons and twice led the league in sacks, stepped away from coaching in 2014 to spend more time with his family. He previously spent five seasons as Green Bay's outside linebackers coach from 2009-13 after beginning his coaching career as an intern with Pittsburgh in 2008.

The Jets announced the move Saturday. Greene replaces Mark Collins, who was one of five assistants not brought back by coach Todd Bowles.

Greene was a five-time Pro Bowl selection and the 1996 NFL Defensive Player of the Year. He had 160 sacks, ranking him third on the career list, while playing for the Rams, Steelers, Panthers and the 49ers. Greene was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame last summer.

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