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Sean McDermott’s Buffalo Bills coaching staff still taking shape

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The Bills are not done filling out their coaching staff yet.

The Buffalo Bills hired Sean McDermott way back on January 11th. It has been two-and-a-half weeks since then, and while McDermott has made several experienced hires, the momentum has slowed on his hiring considerably with multiple spots open to fill.

Offensive staff

Buffalo didn’t start with their offensive coordinator, hiring Rick Dennison on January 19th. Before that they had several members of the staff in place; Juan Castillo was his first hire on January 12th to serve as offensive line coach and run game coordinator, Kelly Skipper was hired on the 18th to coach running backs, Tony Dees signed on as assistant offensive line coach, and Rob Boras signed as the tight ends coach. After hiring Dennison, Buffalo went on to hire David Culley as quarterbacks coach and Chad Hall in an as yet unnamed offensive assistant role.

Still to fill: wide receivers coach, offensive quality control coach

Defensive staff

On McDermott’s side of the ball, they filled positions faster. Leslie Frazier was installed as defensive coordinator on January 12th. After that, defensive line coach Mike Waufle and linebackers coach Bob Babich were added on January 14th. There are several holdovers still on staff, but their future is still very much up in the air.

Still to fill: defensive backs coach, assistant position coaches, defensive quality control coach

Special Teams staff

The team announced special teams coordinator Danny Cross man would stick around for his third head coach after joining the team with Doug Marrone and staying with Rex Ryan. The fate of Kathryn Smith is still undecided publicly. It is also unclear what the future hold for the strength and conditioning staff, who has been in place since Chan Gailey was the team’s head coach before Marrone.

Still to fill: special teams quality control coach, strength and conditioning staff