ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - Bills new coach Rex Ryans staff in Buffalo will have a familiar New York Jets resemblance.All eight assistants hired by the Bills on Thursday previously worked with the Jets under Ryan, including Dennis Thurman who takes over as Buffalos defensive co-ordinator.Thurman held the same job the past two seasons in New York and has a lengthy tie to Ryan, who was hired Monday. Thurman and Ryan have worked together since being members of the Baltimore Ravens defensive staff in 2002.Thurman takes over a Bills defence that finished fourth in the NFL in yards allowed, led the league with 54 sacks and produced three Pro Bowl linemen. He replaces Jim Schwartz, whose contract was terminated this week, allowing him to pursue other jobs.Under Thurman, the Jets defence finished sixth in yards allowed in the NFL last season, and 11th in 2013.Ryan spent the past six seasons coaching the Jets before being fired following a 4-12 finish last year. In Buffalo, he replaced Doug Marrone, who stepped down abruptly on Dec. 31 after his second season.Ryan is a defensive specialist, who has an established reputation for an attacking philosophy. During his introductory news conference Wednesday, Ryan vowed he intended to build the Bills into bullies.Karl Dunbar was hired to coach the defensive line, after holding the same role with the Jets the past three years. He has 10 seasons of NFL coaching experience. Dunbar also served as defensive line coach at LSU, where he worked with current Bills tackle Kyle Williams.Dunbar was also an NFL defensive lineman, and played under Ryans father, Buddy Ryan, with the Arizona Cardinals in 1994-95.Bobby April III takes over as linebackers coach after holding the same job with the Jets the past two seasons. April is the son of former Bills special teams coach Bobby April Jr.Tim McDonald will coach defensive backs, the same job he had in New York the previous two seasons. Hes a former NFL player who earned six Pro Bowl selections during a 13-year career split between the Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers.Tony Sparano Jr. will coach tight ends after spending last season serving as a Jets offensive assistant. He is the son of former Miami Dolphins and interim Oakland Raiders coach Tony Sparano.The Bills also hired Jeff Weeks (assistant defensive line coach), Eric Smith (special teams assistant) and Jason Oszvart (strength and conditioning assistant).Ryan still has several jobs to fill on his offensive staff, which will be headed by newly hired co-ordinator Greg Roman.The Bills made two roster moves by signing defensive back Jonte Green and offensive guard Darryl Johnson to reserve/future contracts.Green was selected in the sixth round of the 2012 draft by Detroit and had seven starts in 24 games with the Lions over the 2012 and 13 seasons.Johnson was an undrafted free agent out of New Mexico, who signed with San Diego last spring before being cut by the Chargers in August.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL Thomas Davis Authentic Jersey. -- Thirty years ago, the Detroit Pistons beat the Denver Nuggets 186-184 in triple overtime, a game that remains the highest scoring in NBA history. Greg Olsen Panthers Jersey. - A lot of scenarios ran through Terrell Suggs head when the Baltimore linebacker prepared to face the Pittsburgh Steelers. http://www.footballpantherspro.com/panthers-kawann-short-blue-jersey/. But history aside, theyre still happy to participate in the Par 3 contest, traditionally held on the day prior to the first round of the Masters. Luke Kuechly Panthers Jersey. Selected by the Titans in the 2007 NFL Draft, Johnson rejoined the club last season after a five-year stint with Indianapolis. Carolina Panthers Jerseys. Seriously. Seven years of losing has brought many different faces, players and management, to the annual pre-season get-to-know-the-team round up.DALLAS -- Columbus forward Nathan Horton is getting credit for a goal without playing in a game against Dallas. Horton scored in the first period March 10 against the Stars about 4 minutes before the game was postponed when Dallas forward Rich Peverley collapsed on the bench because of an irregular heartbeat. The rescheduled game Wednesday started from the beginning, but with the Blue Jackets leading 1-0. All sstats except the goal were scrubbed, and Horton missed the makeup game with a lower-body injury.dddddddddddd STATS research going back to the 1989-90 season couldnt find an instance where a player scored a goal without officially playing in a game. When Detroits Jiri Fischer collapsed during a game in 2005, Nashvilles Scottie Upshall was credited with an assist despite missing the makeup game. Wholesale Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Authentic Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys ' ' '
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