Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan will reportedly add veteran offensive coordinator Chris Palmer to his coaching staff in Buffalo as a senior offensive assistant, according to ESPN's Adam Caplan. (Update: the Bills have since confirmed the hire.)
Veteran coach Chris Palmer is expected to join the #Bills as a senior offensive assistant, league source confirmed.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) January 26, 2015
Palmer, 65, has coached on NFL sidelines since 1990, holding offensive coordinator titles with three teams over a span of eight years (1997-98 in Jacksonville, 2002-05 in Houston, and 2011-12 in Tennessee), with his career peak coming in 1999-2000 as the head coach of the Cleveland Browns. He has also coached quarterbacks and wide receivers for NFL teams, as well. He has been out of the league since 2012, after former Titans head coach Mike Munchak relieved him of his duties.
Ryan has never worked with Palmer before, but Bills offensive coordinator Greg Roman has: he and Palmer spent four seasons together with the Houston Texans. Palmer was that team's offensive coordinator, working under Dom Capers, while Roman coached both tight ends and quarterbacks in that time frame.