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Bills add two assistants to coaching staff

---The Bills announced the additions of Andrew Dees and Eric Thatcher to the team’s coaching staff.  Dees has been named the assistant offensive line coach and Thatcher will serve as the defensive quality control coach.

The Bills also announced Bob Bicknell will coach wide receivers after coaching tight ends the previous two seasons.  Adrian White will serve as the assistant defensive backs coach after serving as the defensive quality control coach since 2008, and Bob Sanders will coach linebackers after coaching outside linebackers last season.

A product of Syracuse University, Dees joins the Bills after spending last season as the running backs coach/recruiting coordinator at UMass.  He coached the offensive line at Temple from 2006-10 and coached tight ends at UB under Jim Hofher from 2001-05.  The 16-year college coaching veteran enters his first season in the NFL.

Thatcher joins the Bills after spending last season as the assistant defensive backs coach at Mercyhurst.  Thatcher was a three-year starting free safety at Pitt and upon his graduation in 2008, he started his coaching career at St. Vincent College in 2009 and then served as a graduate assistant at Pitt in 2010.

---Rodney McKissic

(www.twitter.com/rodneyjmckissic)

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