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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Rex Ryan Fired

Check This Out! The Buffalo Bills fired coach Rex Ryan on Tuesday after almost two seasons with the team.

Ryan’s firing comes after the Bills lost 34-31 in overtime Saturday to the Miami Dolphins to eliminate Buffalo from postseason contention for a 17th consecutive season.

Ryan called it “as painful of a loss as I can remember,” admitting “mistakes” — which included only having 10 men on the field on the run by Jay Ajayi which led to the Dolphins’ winning field goal.

He decided to punt in overtime with just over four minutes left with the Bills on their own 41-yard line. He has defended the call against media criticism, saying it is easy to second-guess him as their “livelihood” wasn’t on the line as his was.

The Bills also relieved defensive coordinator Rob Ryan of his duties. Offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn will serve as interim coach for the Bills’ finale Sunday against the New York Jets, and EJ Manuel will start in place of quarterback Tyrod Taylor, league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

“I spoke with Rex earlier today and we mutually agreed that the time to part ways is now,” Bills owner Terry Pegula said in a statement. “These decisions are never easy. I want to take this opportunity to thank Rex for all his efforts and wish him all the best moving forward. Kim and I and our entire Bills organization share in the same disappointment and frustration as our fans, but we remain committed to our goal of bringing a championship to Western New York.”

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