John Clayton at ESPN is reporting that Buffalo Bills special teams coach Bobby April has exercised a clause in his contract that terminates his deal. He is now a coaching "free agent," and teams hoping to interview him do not need to seek permission from the Bills to do so.
April leaves the Bills after six seasons as Buffalo's special teams coordinator, including the last four as Assistant Head Coach. Under April's tutelage, Buffalo's special teams units have consistently been among the league's top units, producing three No. 1 rankings from the Dallas Morning News and several star specialists, including kick returner Terrence McGee, punt returner Roscoe Parrish and punter Brian Moorman.
The ESPN report indicates that April was "livid" when, after the firing of Dick Jauron on November 17, Perry Fewell got the call as interim head coach instead of him. It's hard to blame him - he was the Assistant Head Coach, after all. Regarded as one of the finest and most innovative special teams coordinators in the league, it's highly unlikely that April will be out of work for long.
Give this guy some praise, folks. He's an outstanding coach that's been stuck in poor situations throughout the entirety of his Bills coaching career. He'll most definitely be missed.