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Former Titans assistant Heimerdinger dies at 58

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Mike Heimerdinger, a veteran assistant in the NFL who coached players including Steve McNair and Vince Young, has died. He was 58.

The Tennessee Titans confirmed Heimerdinger's death after talking with his family. He died Friday while in Mexico to receive experimental cancer treatments. He was offensive coordinator for the Titans when he was diagnosed with cancer in November 2010 and began chemotherapy treatment five days after the diagnosis.

At the time, coach Jeff Fisher said Heimerdinger had been very sick for three weeks.

Heimerdinger made a trip to Houston with the team for that Sunday's game and was greeted on the field before the game by his son, an intern with the Houston Texans at the time.

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