Bills announce termination of Karl Dunbar

AP

The Bills have made it official, on a Sunday night. Defensive line coach Karl Dunbar has been relieved of his duties. Which is a fancy way of saying he was fired.

“This was a difficult decision as Karl both played for me and then coached on my staff with two different teams and I have a great deal of respect for him,” coach Rex Ryan said in a news release. “But I feel we needed to make a change and go in a different direction at this point in time and so I have informed Karl that I am relieving him of his duties. I want to take this opportunity to thank Karl and wish him the best of luck in the future.”

The timing suggests that something has happened, whether it was at the Scouting Combine or the result of day-to-day interactions that finally reached critical mass.

The Bills have not yet announced a replacement for Dunbar.