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Miami Dolphins seek interview with Buffalo Bills' Anthony Lynn

A 16-year coaching veteran, Anthony Lynn - the Bills' running backs coach - is one of several names already linked to Miami's vacant head coaching job.

Buffalo Bills assistant head coach and running backs coach Anthony Lynn is a Miami Dolphins head coaching candidate, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The Dolphins have formally requested permission to interview Lynn for their vacant head coaching job, along with two other AFC East assistants, per Schefter.

Lynn, 47, just completed his first season in his current role with the Bills. He has been a NFL assistant coach since 2000, one year after wrapping up his seven-year playing career, and has spent the last seven of those working under Rex Ryan with both the Bills and the New York Jets. He had also served on the staffs of noted coaching veterans Mike Shanahan, Jack Del Rio, Bill Parcells, and Romeo Crennel prior to joining up with Ryan.

Interestingly, Shanahan is also a candidate for the Dolphins job, and have been talking to the 63-year-old former Denver and Washington boss for the past month about the opening.