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Bills deny Redskins permission to interview Jim Schwartz

Trying to capitalize on other teams' head-coaching shakeups, the Washington Redskins requested permission to interview Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz for their vacant defensive coordinator job, per a league source.

But the Bills, who plan to interview Schwartz for their vacant head coaching position, denied permission to Washington to talk with their defensive coordinator.

It’s the same thing that happened to the Redskins with 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio; San Francisco denied Washington the permission to interview him.

There is no way Buffalo will allow Schwartz to leave until it knows what it’s doing with its head coaching position, particularly with Schwartz being a possibility. And the same is true of San Francisco and Fangio.