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Former Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman [Getty Images][/caption]The Buffalo Bills made it official on Tuesday that they're cutting ties with 14 assistant coaches from the staff of former head coach Rex Ryan.  Among those released are defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman, linebackers coach Bobby April, offensive line coach Aaron Kromer and quality control-special teams coach Kathryn Smith.

Several assistant coaches had already left the team to take positions with other teams including offensive coordinator and interim head coach Anthony Lynn who was hired as head coach of the Los Angles Rams.

Also finding jobs elsewhere were tight ends coach Tony Sparano, defensive line coach Jason Rebrovich and receivers coach Sanjay Lal.

Buffalo Bills Head Coach Sean McDermott met individually with each of the previous assistant coaches as he continues to build his staff.

Under Rex Ryan the Bills led the league with 28 assistant coaches.

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