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Buffalo Bills targeting Steve Brown to coach secondary, per report

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He had been working for the Tennessee Titans as the assistant secondary coach since 2012.

Another day, another reported hire for Head Coach Sean McDermott. According to WGR 550’s Sal Capaccio, the Buffalo Bills are zeroing in on Steve Brown as their defensive backs coach for next season.

If this hire comes to fruition, Brown will fit right in with the rest of the staff in terms of experience. He has coached defensive backs since 1995, working with the Los Angeles Rams (1995-2000, when they were in St. Louis), University of Kentucky Wildcats (2003-2011, serving as defensive coordinator from 2007-2011), and the Tennessee Titans (2012-2016). Brown’s time in Tennessee saw some strong performances, including his overseeing of a unit that allowed the fewest touchdowns through the air in the NFL in 2013 (15).

While some fans had clamored for Donnie Henderson to be rehired, it appears that will not happen. In response to questions about Henderson via twitter, Capaccio noted that he “"isn't every coaching staff’s cup of tea”.

Brown became available after former Bills head coach, and current Titans head coach, Mike Mularkey chose not to retain him going into the 2017 season. Prior to beginning his coaching career, Brown was a third-round pick of the Houston Oilers in 1983. He played with the team until his retirement from the NFL in 1990.