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7-9, 3rd in AFC East

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The 7-9 Bills had their share of problems this season, but LeSean McCoy's performance was not among them. McCoy, vacationing in Aspen this weekend, bought wrist watches for all of his offensive linemen.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The father of Bills safety Aaron Williams tweeted Sunday that his son is "coming back to be a part of the team" under new coach Sean McDermott. Anthony Williams later told the Associated Press his son is leaning toward returning in 2017 after neck injuries ended his 2015 and 2016 seasons. Aaron Williams said Jan. 2 that he would contemplate his playing future this offseason.

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No experience necessary for new hires

Of the five head coaches hired this year, only Doug Marrone has previous experience, and he has only two years, at that. The 49ers have shown interest in two candidates with previous experience: Josh McDaniels and Tom Cable.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills announce they've agreed in principle for Mike Waufle to coach their defensive line.

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And then there were the Niners

With the Chargers' hiring of Anthony Lynn to his first head coaching position, the 49ers sport the lone head-man vacancy across the NFL.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills announce they're agreed in principle to hire Leslie Frazier (defensive coordinator), Juan Castillo (offensive line coach/run game coordinator) and Bob Babich (linebackers coach).

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Diversity alliance lauds NFL's recent hiring cycle

Vance Joseph of the Denver Broncos and Anthony Lynn of the San Diego Chargers joined a short list of minority candidates to land their first NFL head-coaching jobs.

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Is Sean McDermott the opposite of Rex Ryan? (1:54)

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Kelly reacts to Sean McDermott's introductory news conference, saying he doesn't know enough about the Bills' new coach yet to form an opinion. "Time will only tell," Kelly said.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Sean McDermott greeted by Jim Kelly as he exits the podium following his news conference today.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills owners Terry and Kim Pegula pose with new coach Sean McDermott and GM Doug Whaley.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Sean McDermott says nothing has been finalized with Bills' reported hirings of Leslie Frazier (DC) and Juan Castillo (OL).

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills GM Doug Whaley: "This is a team game, and we approach it that way in management." Whaley says McDermott's input will be valued in roster decisions.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

What was the "short and sweet" answer Terry Pegula gave Sean McDermott about organizational structure? McDermott says both he and GM Doug Whaley will report directly to Pegula, which was same structure as Bills had under Rex Ryan.

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Rodak: QB should be top priority in draft

Signs point to Tyrod Taylor leaving, but even if he stays, Mike Rodak thinks Doug Whaley should take another shot at finding a franchise QB this April. Biggest draft need

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Sean McDermott says the Bills will retain special teams coordinator Danny Crossman.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Sean McDermott noncommittal on future of QB Tyrod Taylor. He says he will be methodically evaluated in coming weeks.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Sean McDermott says GM Doug Whaley will have control of the 53-man roster. McDermott says he is "very comfortable with the situation."

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Sean McDermott: "I'm not into making promises. ... the promise I'll make is that we'll be competitive."

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Sean McDermott: "In my opinion, this was the best job on the market." He cites Bills' ownership and fan base as reasons why.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Sean McDermott notes he's been to two Super Bowls and "knows what that looks like, smells like and tastes like."

Team Stats

Passing Yards189.830th
Rushing Yards164.41st
Points For24.910th
Points Against23.6Tied-16th

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