Doug Marrone confirms he had cancerous mole removed, won't prevent him from coaching

The Buffalo Bills have issued a statement from coach Doug Marrone disclosing that he had a cancerous mole removed that won't prevent him from fulfilling his coaching responsibilities.

“During a recent doctor’s visit, it was discovered that I had a cancerous mole on my skin, which has since been removed," Marrone said. "The only follow up required is to have my moles checked every 3 months and that basically is the end of the story. The recent extraction procedure will have no effect on my ability to coach the team moving forward."

Previously, there was a lot of confusion surrounding Marrone with the Bills' official team website posting an article that said: "Head Coach Doug Marrone announced today that he was diagnosed with BLANK TYPE OF CANCER. He says it's "not aggrive" and "highly treatable," along with a spot for a Marrone comment saying "QUOTE FROM MARRONE."

It was then deleted and the Bills had no comment for a long time before later issuing a statement from Marrone clearing up the situation.

Marrone went 6-10 last season in his first season with the Bills after previously coaching at Syracuse.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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