Jim Schwartz's contract terminated by Bills

Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz's contract has been terminated.

Schwartz is now free to pursue other jobs.

New Jets coach Rex Ryan is hiring Dennis Thurman as defensive coordinator.

"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," Ryan said. "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. ”

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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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