Marrone Hired as Jaguars’ Offensive Line Coach, Times-Union Says

Doug Marrone has been hired as the offensive line coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Florida Times-Union reports, three weeks after he stepped down as head coach of the Buffalo Bills.

Marrone, 50, had a 15-17 record in his first National Football League head coaching job and guided the Bills to a 9-7 record this season, their first winning record since 2004. He opted out of the final two years of his contract with Buffalo on New Year’s Eve and had interviewed for now-filled head coaching jobs with the New York Jets and Chicago Bears, as well as for the Atlanta Falcons’ vacancy.

In addition to working with the Jaguars’ offensive line, Marrone’s job title in Jacksonville is an assistant head coach on Gus Bradley’s staff, the Times-Union said. Marrone will still receive his $4 million guaranteed salary from the Bills for 2015 -- the result of an option triggered by the team’s sale in September -- on top of what he makes with the Jaguars.

Marrone appeared in five NFL games as an offensive lineman from 1987-89 and his first NFL coaching job was as an offensive line coach for the Jets from 2002-05. He was offensive coordinator for the New Orleans Saints in 2006-2008 and then spent four years as Syracuse University’s head coach before joining the Bills in 2013.

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