Buffalo Bills offensive line coach Aaron Kromer will return to the team on Monday, and spend the next five weeks coaching Buffalo's front five until his six-game suspension begins on September 7.
#Bills confirm OL coach Aaron Kromer is back with the team. Was at morning walk thru and has resumed duties until 6-game suspension begins.— Adam Benigni (@AdamBenigni) August 3, 2015
Kromer's six-game suspension stems from a July arrest and misdemeanor battery charge that was dropped last week after a settlement was reached. Though Kromer is in the clear legally, the Bills imposed the six-game suspension in an announcement late on Sunday night.
The suspension begins on Monday, September 7 - the day the Bills will begin prep work for their regular season opener against the Indianapolis Colts - and will continue through their Week 6 game against the Cincinnati Bengals, which takes place on October 18. After that, Kromer will return to work (he won't be paid during his suspension, and the Bills are considering donating his unpaid salary to charity), making his regular season debut for the Bills' October 25 date with the Jacksonville Jaguars in London.
Until then, Kromer will be with the team, coaching the offensive line. His five-week stretch with the group begins tonight, in the Bills' first night practice of 2015 training camp.