Following the end of the 2015 regular season, Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan told reporters that the team would take time to discuss, and meet with their coaching staff before any potential changes were made. On Tuesday, two decisions have now been made.
The Bills announced that defensive backs coach Donnie Henderson will not be returning to the team in 2016. Henderson, who had seen growth from multiple players under his three-year tenure with the team, was one of two defensive backs coaches on staff in the 2015 season.
Henderson primarily worked with the cornerbacks, while co-defensive backs coach Tim McDonald worked with the safeties. The report also hinted at the idea of defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman working with the defensive backs in 2016.
Players such as Leodis McKelvin in 2013, Stephon Gilmore in 2014, and Ronald Darby this past season all made great strides as cornerbacks in the NFL, mainly under the tutelage of Henderson. He was first brought to Buffalo from Syracuse University, as a member of Doug Marrone's staff from 2013 through 2014.
The Bills also announced that Michael Hamlin, a quality control assistant on special teams, has also been relieved of his duties with the organization.
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