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Bills hire Sanders as D-line coach

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Recently fired Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Bob Sanders has joined the Buffalo Bills as their defensive line coach.

Sanders, hired Wednesday, fills the role vacated by Bill Kollar, who left Buffalo earlier this month to become the Houston Texans' defensive line coach. Sanders spent four seasons at Green Bay, including the past three as defensive coordinator.

He was dismissed on Jan. 5 along with most of the Packers defensive staff, who took the blame for a unit that consistently blew fourth-quarter leads.

Sanders broke into the NFL in 2001 with Miami, where he spent four seasons as the Dolphins' linebackers coach. He previously spent 22 years as a college assistant, most notably a 1990-2000 stint at Florida.