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Former Bills assistants Danny Crossman, Rick Dennison find new jobs

Former Bills coordinators Danny Crossman and Rick Dennison found new jobs Friday.

Crossman, who joined the Bills in 2013 as special teams coordinator and served under three head coaches, was officially named to the same role with the Miami Dolphins.

Dennison, who spent the 2017 season as the Buffalo Bills' offensive coordinator, was named the Minnesota Vikings' offensive line coach/run game coordinator.

The Bills finished last in veteran NFL reporter Rick Gosselin's annual rankings of the league's 32 special teams after being tied for seventh in 2017. Buffalo experienced issues in all phases of special teams, including using three punters and multiple returners. Crossman was replaced by Carolina Panthers assistant special teams coach Heath Farwell.

Miami was ranked No. 4 in Gosselin's ratings and Crossman replaces Darren Rizzi, who had been with the Dolphins since the 2009 season and interviewed for the head coaching job that went to Brian Flores. Rizzi opted to leave the organization when he was passed over.

Dennison spent last season with the New York Jets as the offensive line coach/run game coordinator for Todd Bowles. Bowles and his staff were replaced after the season.

Dennison was fired by the Bills after the 2017 season and replaced by Brian Daboll. Under Dennison, the Bills' offense ranked 29th overall in the NFL and 31st in passing. Thanks mainly to LeSean McCoy, the team ranked sixth in rushing, though it slipped from its No. 1 perch of the previous two seasons. The Bills also scored a mere 28 offensive touchdowns after generating 40 in 2016.

 

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