Report: Marrone texted players about decision to leave

Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone watches his team play during the first half of an NFL football game against the San Diego Chargers, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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