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Buffalo Bills news, 1/23: Mike Pettine updates

Want all the Mike Pettine updates from last night? Here you go.

Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

Mike Pettine remains a finalist for Browns coaching job, and could be hired as early as Thursday |
"Meanwhile, the Browns appear to be moving toward hiring Pettine, 47, who's already in the process of identifying assistants for his coaching staff while at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., a source said."

Browns down to 3 head coaching finalists, per report -
"Cleveland's coach search is apparently down to three candidates: Bills DC Mike Pettine, Seahawks DC Dan Quinn and former Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano." If you want a link to another story, here's the place to start.

Cleveland Browns down to two finalists for head-coaching job, with Mike Pettine favorite - ESPN
Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen's recap from last night.

WGR 550 SportsRadio - CAPACCIO: What You Need To Know Regarding The Mike Pettine Situation
Sal investigates some DC possibilities in the event Mike Pettine leaves. He also discusses the impact of losing the coach and why Pettine would be foolish to stay if offered the job.

Browns still deliberating as Pettine stands by - Sports - The Buffalo News
"The Browns’ long search remains intriguing, but Pettine could be hired as soon as Thursday, The Buffalo News has learned. Sources close to the situation echoed multiple reports that by Wednesday night Pettine was the Browns’ top vetted candidate, and the club might be ready to end the process."

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Hackett taking part in QB coaching search -
"The Bills have been interviewing QB coaching candidates for about a week, and offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett has been a part of the process."

Inside The Bills | Nix still playing role for Bills
"He’s a great resource for me and I would be remiss if I didn’t use him," said Whaley. "Any major decision or free agent we think about bringing in and ask him what he thinks."

Inside The Bills | Bruce sees playoffs for Bills in 2014
Bruce: "I think the state of the Bills right now is that they’re heading in a positive direction. As this team grows together. As EJ gets more experience, I think they will be able to make a strong run to the playoffs, as early as next year."

Q&A: Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly | The Courier-Journal |
"I don’t have that crystal ball to know what would have happened if we had won that first one. If that field goal would have went through (in a 20-19 loss to the New York Giants), would we have went back for four (straight)? Who knows? I know we had a great football team and great leader in Marv Levy."