Bills to interview Arizona's Goodwin for head coach

Bills to interview Arizona's Goodwin for head coach
Posted at 1:46 PM, Jan 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-02 13:46:35-05

The Buffalo Bills have been linked strongly, by various reports, to the notion that interim head coach Anthony Lynn is a strong candidate to be the permanent head coach. That, however, isn't stopping them from interviewing other candidates.

One candidate has officially been identified: Arizona offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin. The Cardinals and head coach Bruce Arians announced that Goodwin would be interviewing with the Bills, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Los Angeles Rams.

Goodwin has worked with Bills general manager Doug Whaley previously, when the two were both with the Pittsburgh Steelers organization between the years 2007 and 2009. Whaley left for a job with the Bills in 2010, while Goodwin stayed with the Steelers until 2011, before following Bruce Arians to Indianapolis in 2012, and then to Arizona in 2013.

With the Steelers and Colts, Goodwin served as the offensive line coach. Once he was hired by the Cardinals, Arians promoted him to offensive coordinator -- the role that he's served in since 2013. Goodwin has been a coaching assistant in the NFL since 2004.

The Cardinals offensive coordinator is the first confirmed candidate for the Bills head coaching vacancy besides Anthony Lynn.

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