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Buffalo Bills coaching search update, January 7th

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Without a disclosed interview on Friday, the Bills have a short list of candidates to still tackle.

The Buffalo Bills have officially interviewed two candidates for their open head coaching job and will speak with at least two more this weekend. We also learned one name won’t be on their list since our last update. Let’s break it down.

On Saturday, Buffalo is scheduled to meet with Arizona Cardinals offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin (info). Like the remainder of the candidates, Goodwin has other interviews scheduled with NFL teams.

On Saturday night or Sunday, the Bills will sit down with Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Kris Richard (info). If the Seahawks wins their Wild Card round contest, the interview must take place in Seattle and Richard can’t be hired until after his team’s season is over.

Buffalo’s first interview was Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott (info). The interview took place on Wednesday and his agent someone said the interview went well.

Next up after McDermott was Bills interim head coach Anthony Lynn (info) on Thursday. Lynn, who is also interviewing for every other open NFL head coaching job, has the support of many current Bills players and still is seemingly the leader in the clubhouse.

The Bills still have Frank Reich (info) on their radar but it’s unclear when they will interview the Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator. We haven’t heard anything about Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph in almost a week. Like Richard, he would have to be interviewed in Miami after the Dolphins’ Wild Card game.

Finally, we know one name that won’t be on the list. John Wawrow of the Associated Press said on Saturday it was “very unlikely” the Bills would interview former Jacksonville Jaguars and New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin.