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Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone has recently undergone a procedure to remove a cancerous mole from his skin. Marrone released a statement through the Bills on Tuesday:
“During a recent doctor’s visit, it was discovered that I had a cancerous mole on my skin, which has since been removed. The only follow up required is to have my moles checked every three months and that basically is the end of the story. The recent extraction procedure will have no effect on my ability to coach the team moving forward.”
This news has been very much prevalent for Buffalo this entire offseason. Jim Kelly has returned to Buffalo for chemotherapy treatment of his recurring sinus cancer. World War II veteran, Bills‘ founding owner Ralph Wilson Jr. passed at 95 years of age.
Marrone was (6-10) in his first season as Bills head coach and plans to be with the team for the beginning of offseason workouts. Marrone will be reunited with his Syracuse wide receiver Mike Williams, who was traded from Tampa Bay.
Marrone has experienced coaches on his staff who can take over head coaching duties if necessary. The two most notable are defensive coordinator, former Detroit Lions head coach, Jim Schwartz and offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett. For Bills fans, they are hoping they do not have to see either of those two men at that position.