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The Buffalo Bills emailed a statement from coach Doug Marrone about defensive coordinator Mike Pettine:

"I want to take this opportunity to congratulate Mike on becoming the Browns new head coach and thank him for all of his time and efforts with our team this past season. He did an excellent job of improving our defense, and we wish him the best.

"We have a plan in place and we will introduce our new defensive coordinator after our final decision has been made."