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Report: Mike Pettine named Bills new DC

New York Jets' defensive coordinator Mike Pettine stands

New York Jets' defensive coordinator Mike Pettine stands on the field during training camp at the State University of New York at Cortland in Cortland, N.Y. (July 29, 2012) (Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams, Jr.)

Well, that didn't take long.

A day after the Jets announced Mike Pettine wouldn't return in 2013, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported their former defensive coordinator has been hired by the Buffalo Bills.

Pettine received permission to interview with the Buffalo Bills. And according to Ryan, that meeting took place today.

“I’m hoping he doesn’t take that job. I hope he goes somewhere else,” Ryan said of Pettine, whom he’s worked with for over 10 years since their Baltimore coaching days. “He’s a tremendous coach.

“…Mike thinks it’s best to go to a different team as a defensive coordinator. And I wish him all the best unless he goes to Buffalo. But I love Mike and I respect him.”

The Jets head coach strongly intimated secondary coach Dennis Thurman -- who also worked with him and Pettine in Baltimore -- will be named the new defensive coordinator. 

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