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Marrone issues statement on Mike Pettine

1/23/2014

MOBILE, Ala. -- The Buffalo Bills released the following statement Thursday from head coach Doug Marrone, after defensive coordinator Mike Pettine accepted an offer to become the Cleveland Browns' next head coach:

"I want to take this opportunity to congratulate Mike on becoming the Browns new head coach and thank him for all of his time and efforts with our team this past season. He did an excellent job of improving our defense and we wish him the best.

We have a plan in place and we will introduce our new defensive coordinator after our final decision has been made."