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Buffalo Bills Free Agent Targets: David Harris

Thursday, March 5th, 2015
The scene is set for a David Harris-Rex Ryan reunion in Buffalo. (Photo: Ed Mulholland — USA Today Sports)

The scene is set for a David Harris-Rex Ryan reunion in Buffalo. (Photo: Ed Mulholland — USA Today Sports)

BBD Contributor: Paul Banach

This article is a part of a series on potential free-agent targets for the Buffalo Bills this offseason.

With the departure of inside linebacker Kiko Alonso in Tuesday’s mega-trade for running back LeSean McCoy, the Buffalo Bills could suddenly be in the market for another player at the position. As the Bills switch from last year’s 4-3 defense under Jim Schwartz to a 3-4 defense under new head coach Rex Ryan, impending free agent David Harris—who played for Ryan with the New York Jets—would fill that inside linebacker spot nicely.

Nicknamed “Hitman” for his big hits and hard-nosed play, Harris is a eight-year NFL who spent his last six seasons playing in Ryan’s defense. That makes him an obvious target for the Bills, and a very good one at that, with three straight 100-plus tackle campaigns.

According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, the Bills are expected “to put on a full-court press” to sign Harris.

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Buffalo Bills Hire Six New Assistant Coaches, Retain Four Others

Monday, January 26th, 2015
Anthony Lynn is one of 13 coaches on the Buffalo Bills' new staff who was with the New York Jets in 2014. (Photo: Andrew Weber — USA Today Sports)

Anthony Lynn is one of 13 coaches on the Buffalo Bills’ new staff who was with the New York Jets in 2014. (Photo: Andrew Weber — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

New Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan continued filling out his coaching staff for the 2015 season Monday, as the Bills officially hired six new assistants while they also retained four coaches from Doug Marrone’s 2014 staff.

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Buffalo Bills Hire Dennis Thurman as Defensive Coordinator, Seven More Assistant Coaches from New York Jets

Thursday, January 15th, 2015
Dennis Thurman will continue to serve as Rex Ryan's defensive coordinator next season. (Photo: Howard Smith — USA Today Sports)

Dennis Thurman will continue to serve as Rex Ryan’s defensive coordinator next season. (Photo: Howard Smith — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

Having announced the hirings of Rex Ryan as head coach and Greg Roman as offensive coordinator earlier this week, the Buffalo Bills continued filling out their new coaching staff Thursday, when they announced the hiring of Dennis Thurman as defensive coordinator and seven other men to other assistant coaching roles.

All eight additions to the staff come from the New York Jets, where they worked for Ryan last season.

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Highlights from Rex Ryan’s First Buffalo Bills Press Conference

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

Rex Ryan was officially introduced as the Buffalo Bills’ 18th head coach in franchise history Wednesday and as expected, the team’s new leader was candid and charismatic like he was during his six-year tenure with the New York Jets.

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Official: Rex Ryan is the Buffalo Bills’ New Head Coach

Monday, January 12th, 2015

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

Just two weeks after being a casualty of NFL’s Black Monday, Rex Ryan is employed as a head coach once again. Freshly removed from a six-year tenure with the New York Jets, Ryan was officially named the new coach of the Buffalo Bills on Monday.

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