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Mularkey a Bills rarity

---When Mike Mularkey officially became the coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars, he joined scarce group of ex-Bills coaches.

Mularkey became only the fourth coach to land a head coaching job with another NFL team after leaving (resigning/fired) Buffalo, joining Lou Saban, Chuck Knox and Wade Phillips.

Saban was first the Bills coach from 1962-65 then coached Denver from 1967-71 before returning to Buffalo from 1972-76. Knox took over from 1978-82 then went to Seattle in 1983 and lasted until the 1991 season. Knox then coached the Los Angeles Rams for three seasons (1992-94).

Wade Phillips had a three year record of 29-19 with the Bills from 1998-00. He was the interim coach in Atlanta in 2003 (2-1) before leading Dallas from 2007 through the first eight games of 2010.

The Bills finished 11-5 under Phillips in 1999 and have finished above .500 only once since: In 2004 with Mularkey (9-7).

---Rookie Marcell Dareus was selected to the National Football Post’s All-Rookie Team. Dareus finished sixth among rookie defensive linemen with 43 tackles (32 solo) and registered 5.5 sacks, the most by a Bills rookie since Aaron Schobel (6.5) in 2001.

---Corner Leodis McKelvin tweets his picture just before shoulder surgery on Tuesday.

---Rodney McKissic

(www.twitter.com/rodneyjmckissic)

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