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The Buffalo Bills have already seen one major departure from their defensive coaching staff, and now could be looking to make a big addition.

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The NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported on January 27 that the Bills are holding an interview with former Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Sean Desai for their defensive coordinator job. Just hours before the news broke of Desai’s interview, the Bills lost defensive line coach and assistant head coach Eric Washington to a new role with the Chicago Bears.

Head coach Sean McDermott served as defensive coordinator last season after the departure of Leslie Frazier, but the movement within the staff and interview with Desai could be the signs of a chance for 2024.

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Desai has plenty of experience as a defensive coordinator, having led the Chicago Bears defense in 2021 and the Seattle Seahawks in 2022. He later served in the same role with the Philadelphia Eagles, but he was fired late in the season.

As Bleacher Report’s Mike Chiari noted, Desai struggled to establish a defensive presence in Philadelphia just one season after the Eagles reached the Super Bowl.

 

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“Teams easily moved the ball on the Eagles through the air, averaging 252.7 passing yards per game,” Chiari wrote. “That is a big reason why they lost five of their final six games to finish 11-6, and lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFC Divisional Round of the playoffs, although much of the late-season turmoil occurred after Desai was replaced.

 

 

 

 

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