Report: Shanahan not interested in Bills job


Don't expect talk of Super Bowl-winning coach Mike Shanahan coming to Buffalo to be revived in the coming weeks.

Shanahan let the Bills know more than a week ago that he was taking himself out of consideration for their head coaching position, a league source told The News.

Russ Brandon, Bills chief operating officer and general manager, had a preliminary meeting with Shanahan on Nov. 23 and 24 in Denver. But no second meeting is scheduled in the wake of Shanahan's decision.

According to several media reports, Shanahan subsequently has had contact with the Washington Redskins about their coaching position.

The Bills figured to be long shots to lure Shanahan since news broke of their interest in the 57-year-old coach. Buffalo has no quarterback in place and faces a fairly big rebuilding job. Shanahan also had a track record in Denver of enjoying a much bigger budget than the Bills have had during this decade.

Shanahan is 15th on the NFL's all-time regular-season victory list for head coaches. His career record, including playoffs, is 154-103. He won two Super Bowls and had nine winning seasons in 14 years at Denver.

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