The tight end, Mark Sanchez's favorite target when healthy, is known more for his catching skills than his blocking ability.
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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Dustin Keller isn't sure what the future holds -- for this Sunday or the offseason.
The Jets tight end, who has been sidelined for three weeks with a second-degree ankle sprain, said he's put his contract situation on the "back burner."
"I looked at it like I'm not getting a new deal this year, so that's that. Just go out and play," said Keller, who is in the final year of his rookie deal from 2008.
Unfortunately for the Jets, he's on track to miss his eighth game.
"Next year, there's no telling if I'm going to be here or be somewhere else," said Keller, who said in the offseason he didn't want to be franchised in 2013. "With that said, I'd definitely like to play in this last game if it's my last game as a Jet or if it's just my last game until next year's first game as a Jet. I'd like to play either way."
Last game for Westhoff
Mike Westhoff's 30-year career is set to end Sunday. But despite the Jets' special- teams woes this season, the coordinator expressed only appreciation for his time with the organization. "It's been a great, great run and I've been very fortunate," said Westhoff, who was a tad emotional in his final regular-season news conference.
Westhoff, who hopes to become a TV analyst in the future, said assistant special teams coach Ben Kotwica will take over next season.
Jet streamsThe team placed CB Aaron Berry (hamstring) on injured reserve. He has two tackles . . . Defensive coordinator Mike Pettine said he would like to return to the Jets but declined to comment on reports that he turned down a contract extension earlier this season . . . S LaRon Landry said of his Pro Bowl roster selection: "It's kind of a bittersweet situation. We're not in the playoffs." . . . WR Braylon Edwards (hamstring, knee), DE Muhammad Wilkerson (concussion, knee) and CB Ellis Lankster (concussion) were limited in practice. Ryan thinks Wilkerson will be able to play. Keller (ankle), Landry (hamstring, heel), QB Greg McElroy (abdomen, concussion), KR/RB Joe McKnight (ankle, migraine), WR Chaz Schilens (knee) and LB Bryan Thomas (chest) did not practice.
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