The Buffalo Bills have announced that they have terminated the contract of defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz on Tuesday.
Here’s a statement from new HC Rex Ryan:
“I have the utmost respect for Jim and what he has been able to accomplish throughout his career and I know he feels the same about me. Jim’s defenses are always tough and ranked near the top of the league standings. I wanted to give Jim the opportunity to pursue other opportunities and so we have terminated his contract. He did a terrific job with the Bills defense this past year and our plan is for our defense to continue to play well and be a dominating force.”
This move should come as no surprise as it became clear in recent days that keeping Schwartz wasn’t going to work for him.
Schwartz is now a free agent and is expected to draw a good amount of interest in the coming weeks after a solid 2014 season with the Bills.
Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports suggested that Schwartz could be someone to keep an eye on as a possible replacement to Cowboys DC Rod Marinelli if he leaves for the Buccaneers.
We’ll have more regarding potential landing spots for Schwartz as the news is available.