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Bills agree to hire Rick Dennison as offensive coordinator

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Newly hired Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott is turning his offense over to former Denver Broncos coordinator Rick Dennison.

The Bills on Thursday announced an agreement to hire Dennison as their offensive coordinator. He has 22 year of NFL coaching experience, including the past two running the Broncos' offense.

Dennison has been a coach on Denver's three Super Bowl-winning teams, including as a special teams assistant in 1997 and `98

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He also has ties to Bills starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor, whose future in Buffalo is uncertain. Dennison was the Ravens' quarterbacks coach in 2014 during Taylor's final season in Baltimore before he signed with the Bills in free agency.

The Bills have until mid-March to determine whether to activate the first year of the five-year contract extension Taylor signed in August.

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