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Bills hire Ike Hilliard to coach WRs, give Nathaniel Hackett QBs

By Tim Graham

The Buffalo Bills added three more assistant coaches and announced offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett also will serve as quarterbacks coach.

Head coach Doug Marrone has hired wide receivers coach Ike Hilliard, special-teams assistant John Anselmo and assistant strength-and-conditioning coach Hal Luther.

Hilliard is the biggest name of the three. He played eight seasons for the New York Giants (two with Bills running backs coach Tyrone Wheatley) and four with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Hilliard coached the Washington Redskins' receivers this season after serving as assistant receivers coach for the Miami Dolphins in 2011.

Anselmo was a defensive position coach under Marrone at Syracuse.

Luther was at Syracuse the past 13 years, including six as the strength-and-conditioning director.

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Tim Graham

Tim Graham

Tim Graham returned to The Buffalo News in 2011 after covering the NFL for three years at ESPN and for one year at the Palm Beach Post. Before that, the Cleveland native spent seven seasons on the Buffalo Sabres beat for The News and was president of the Boxing Writers Association of America.

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