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Houston Texans hire David Culley; Leslie Frazier stays with Buffalo Bills

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

The Buffalo Bills’ coaching staff has remained intact so far this offseason despite head coaching interviews for both offensive coordinator Brian Daboll and defensive coordinator/assistant head coach Leslie Frazier. Frazier will remain with the Buffalo Bills after being a finalist with the Houston Texans after that team selected Baltimore Ravens passing game coordinator David Culley on Wednesday night.

Culley, of course, is a former Bills assistant under Sean McDermott. He was hired as the team’s quarterbacks coach when McDermott became head coach and both were on the Philadelphia Eagles coaching staff under Andy Reid. Culley wanted to move up from his wide receivers role with the Kansas City Chiefs and McDermott gave him that opportunity for two seasons, but Culley did nothing to help Tyrod Taylor, Nathan Peterman, and rookie Josh Allen and was allowed to find another opportunity with the Baltimore Ravens in 2019. There, Culley took the multiple roles of assistant head coach, wide receivers coach and passing game coordinator.

With Culley securing the job, Frazier will stick for his fifth season as Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator. The Texans job was the only one for which he interviewed this cycle, but the former Minnesota Vikings head coach should get another shot somewhere as a leader of men.

Daboll was a finalist with the Los Angeles Chargers but they moved on with their search after the Bills continued winning in their playoff run. The Chargers went with Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Brandon Staley.

In addition, quarterbacks coach Ken Dorsey was receiving interest as an offensive coordinator with the Seattle Seahawks and Detroit Lions. They have both hired OCs, so Dorsey will be sticking around.

Bills front office execs Joe Schoen and Malik Boyd both interviewed for general manager jobs but did not advance in those respective hiring processes, keeping Buffalo’s core talent evaluators in tact, as well.