Bills fire LB coach Chuck Driesbach

The Buffalo Bills fired linebackers coach Chuck Driesbach, the team announced Monday.

Driesbach joined head coach Doug Marrone's staff last January after 36 years in the college ranks, most recently as Rice's defensive coordinator. He also served as defensive coordinator at Pittsburgh from 1993-1996, with current Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine on his staff as a graduate assistant from 1993-1994.

One of the top performers on the Bills' defense was rookie linebacker Kiko Alonso, who is among the top candidates for NFL defensive rookie of the year. However, the Bills struggled to find consistency next to Alonso, with Arthur Moats and Nigel Bradham both seeing limited time in that spot.

Driesbach becomes the second Bills assistant coach fired this offseason, joining wide receivers coach Ike Hilliard.