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Bills release 14 coaching staff members, including first full-time female coach in NFL

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WHAM) - The Buffalo Bills announced Tuesday they will be releasing 14 members of its coaching staff.

One of those coaches is Kathryn Smith, the first woman to hold a full-time coaching position in the NFL.

Smith was hired for the role of quality control special teams assistant. She said in an interview with 13WHAM Sports back in June that she did not think it was a big deal.

To Smith, it was just a natural progression of her career in the league.

The other members of the coaching staff being released are Bobby April, John Blake, Aaron Kromer, David Lee, D’Anton Lynn, Tim McDonald, Pat Meyer, Chris Palmer, Ed Reed, Eric Smith, Dennis Thurman, Jason Vrable and Jeff Weeks.

In a news release, Bills head coach Sean McDermott said he "met individually with members of the previous coaching staff recently as he continues to formulate his staff."

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