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Bills have NFL's second-largest coaching staff

Rex Ryan will take the podium at the NFL combine Wednesday, but when he takes the field as Buffalo Bills coach this fall, he'll have an army of coaches behind him.

According to data compiled by ESPN Green Bay Packers reporter Rob Demovsky, the Bills have the NFL's second-largest coaching staff, with 24 assistant coaches.

It's not unlike Ryan's tenure with the New York Jets, when he also had some of the NFL's largest staffs.

Why are Ryan's staffs so large? He tends to add extra young coaches for certain position groups. For example, his Bills staff this season will have three special-teams coaches -- coordinator Danny Crossman, assistant Eric Smith and quality control coach Michael Hamlin. Most NFL special-teams staffs are limited to a coordinator and, in some cases, one assistant.

Ryan also held over five members of Doug Marrone's coaching staff and kept in place his entire strength-and-conditioning staff.

Here is a look at Ryan's staff with the Bills:

Offensive coordinator: Greg Roman

Senior offensive assistant: Chris Palmer

Quarterbacks: David Lee

Assistant head coach/running backs: Anthony Lynn

Wide receivers: Sanjay Lal

Tight ends: Tony Sparano Jr.

Offensive line: Aaron Kromer

Offensive quality control: Jason Vrable

Offensive quality control: Kurt Anderson

Defensive coordinator: Dennis Thurman

Defensive line: Karl Dunbar

Assistant defensive line: Jeff Weeks

Assistant defensive line: Jason Rebrovich

Linebackers: Bobby April III

Defensive backs: Tim McDonald

Defensive backs: Donnie Henderson

Defensive assistant: D'Anton Lynn

Special teams coordinator: Danny Crossman

Special teams assistant: Eric Smith

Special teams quality control: Michael Hamlin

Head strength and conditioning: Eric Ciano

Assistant strength and conditioning: Hal Luther

Strength and conditioning assistant: Dan Liburd

Strength and conditioning assistant: Jason Oszvart