Report: Bills Contact Mike Shanahan About Coaching Vacancy


Mike Shanahan's career in Denver may not have ended on the best note, but he may soon get another chance to revamp his legacy.

The former Broncos coach — who was fired at the end of December 2008 after his team collapsed and missed the playoffs — was contacted by the Buffalo Bills one day after they fired Dick Jauron, according to

The Web site reports that the Bills are currently in the process of arranging a meeting with Shanahan, a two-time Super Bowl winner who spent 14 years with Denver. Shanahan appears to be the candidate at the top of Buffalo's short list, but in the meantime, defensive coordinator Perry Fewell will serve as interim head coach.

He will reportedly be given the opportunity to earn the full-time job.

Two other possible candidates include Jim Haslett — who played linebacker for the Bills from 1979 to 1985 and was the offensive coordinator from 2002-03 — and Kevin Gilbride, currently the Giants' offensive coordinator.

The team is also considering Marc Trestman, coach of the 15-3 Montreal Alouettes in the Canadian Football League.

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