Bills Coach Ryan, GM Whaley to return in 2016

Posted at 4:15 PM, Dec 30, 2015

The Bills are keeping the Rex Ryan/Doug Whaley combination for a second season. Team owner Terry Pegula released a statement on Wednesday clearing up any speculation regarding the future of his head coach and general manager.

Below is the full statement:

“As our first full season as owners of the Buffalo Bills draws to a close, management, coaches, players, and fans all feel that our expectations were not met.”

“Kim, Russ and I look forward to working and collaborating with Doug Whaley and Rex Ryan in forming a winning future for the organization. Our management team and coaching staff are very capable and work well together. This stable foundation is necessary to achieve long term success in the NFL.” - Bills owner Terry Pegula

The Bills end their disappointing 2015 season on Sunday when they host Ryan's former team, the New York Jets. 

Buffalo has a 7-8 record. The franchise is missing the playoffs for the 16th consecutive season.

Ryan is in the first year of a five-year, $27.5 million contract. Whaley has one year left on his current deal.

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