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Report: Bills "may be inclined" to pursue Van Pelt for O.C.

Report: Bills "may be inclined" to pursue Van Pelt for O.C.
Posted at 5:17 PM, Jan 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-18 17:17:34-05

The Buffalo Bills will have to hit the restart button on their search for an offensive coordinator to fill out head coach Sean McDermott's staff.

According to ESPN, former Jaguars offensive coordinator Greg Olson will not be interviewing for the same vacancy with the Bills. Instead, Olson will take the quarterback coach position with the Los Angeles Rams. Olson had been the only reported candidate with an interview, but a new and familiar name has emerged.

The latest report from CBS Sports.com's Jason LaCanfora says that the Bills "may be inclined" to pursue Green Bay quarterback coach Alex Van Pelt. A longtime member as a player with the Bills as a quarterback, Van Pelt also got his NFL start in coaching with the Bills back in 2006.

Eventually, Van Pelt worked his way up to being named the offensive coordinator in 2009. That was also the same year Dick Jauron was fired midseason, and the Bills chose to move in a different direction with new head coach Chan Gailey in 2010.

Van Pelt has been with the Packers since 2012 and was promoted to quarterback coach in 2014. He's worked with star quarterback Aaron Rodgers for each of the last three seasons.

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