Bills hire former Bears offensive line coach Pat Meyer

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan says Pat Meyer's addition to his staff has nothing to do with offensive line coach Aaron Kromer being placed on paid leave for allegedly punching a boy in Florida.

Though the Bills announced Meyer was hired as a football operations consult on Friday, Ryan said the hiring actually took place in June. That was before Kromer was arrested and charged with battery following an alleged altercation on July 12.

Kromer was placed on leave two days later. Ryan said there was no update on the team's joint investigation with the NFL to determine what happened.

Meyer spent the past two seasons as an offensive line coach with the Chicago Bears where he worked under Kromer, who was hired by the Bills in January.

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