ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) – Former Buffalo Bills Head Coach Doug Marrone reached out to players Wednesday night through text message, according to NFL Network’s Albert Breer.
Marrone reportedly sent out a mass text message to players after the news broke about him leaving the team. Marrone’s text message said to call if they needed anything, according to Breer. Breer released this information on Twitter Thursday.
Doug Marrone stepped away from the Bills organization on December 31st. Marrone had an option in his contract to relinquish his responsibilities as protection against him not liking a new owner or the team moving.
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“We are disappointed that Coach Marrone will no longer be an important part of our organization,” Pegula said. “We thank him for all of his hard work and leadership during his tenure and wish him and his family the best with the next chapter in their lives.”
Bills players used Twitter to speak out about Marrone’s decision. Chris Hogan, CJ Spiller, Aaron Williams and Eric Wood tweeted after the news broke Wednesday evening.