Inside The Bills

April likely to be in demand

Posted by Chris Brown on January 5, 2010 – 11:40 am

Bobby April won’t be around for Buffalo’s new head coach to recruit for his staff.

This morning April exercised a clause in his contract making him a free agent per ESPN’s John Clayton. He had two years left on his deal with Buffalo. April has been named Special Teams Coach of the Year twice in the last six years.

April is likely to be the most coveted member of Buffalo’s staff after leading the Bills’ special teams units to three number one rankings in five years. Serving as Assistant head coach and special teams coordinator the past four years, many believed when Dick Jauron was fired that April would assume the interim head coaching position.

Instead defensive coordinator Perry Fewell got the nod. It’s believed that April following that move, decided at that point in time that he would pursue opportunities at season’s end. That now in fact has come to fruition.

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