With training camp starting up here momentarily, the Buffalo Bills announced they've hired Pat Meyer as the team's football operations consultant. He did work with the team during minicamp and was hired afterward, the team said.
Meyer spent the 2014 season as the Chicago Bears offensive line coach under coordinator Aaron Kromer.
Kromer, the Bills' embattled offensive line coach, is on indefinite leave after allegedly punching and threatening a minor in Florida. Buffalo has not taken any further action yet. Kurt Anderson is the team's assistant offensive line coach and would presumably take over with offensive coordinator Greg Roman heavily involved.
It remains to be seen how Meyer fits into the staff. He was the Bears' offensive line coach in 2014 and assistant offensive line coach in 2014. The Bears' offense finished 21st overall through a turbulent season, though Meyer did work with two-time Pro Bowler Kyle Long.
A Youngstown, Ohio native, Meyer previously was the offensive coordinator of the Montreal Alouettes of the CFL in 2012 and the offensive coordinator at Colorado State 2010-11.