TUESDAY, 12:05pm: The Bills and Roman have officially signed their agreement, making the former Niners offensive coordinator the new OC in Buffalo, tweets Marvez.
MONDAY, 11:08am: Roman has finalized a deal with the Bills to become their new offensive coordinator, a source tells Alex Marvez of FOX Sports (on Twitter). He’s expected to officially sign on Tuesday in Buffalo.
SUNDAY, 2:41pm: Roman, who had already interviewed with the Bills (albeit for their head coaching vacancy), will meet with the club a second time, and is expected to be named OC, tweets Alex Marvez of FOX Sports.
10:14am: We heard this morning that 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman was expected to fill the same position with the Bills, who just hired Rex Ryan as their new head coach. ESPN’s Adam Schefter confirms (via Twitter) that the Bills are expected to hire Roman, who worked with Ryan when the two men were Ravens coaches, as the team’s new offensive coordinator.
The Browns, Rams, and Buccaneers, among others, were also interested in Roman, who is regarded as a talented offensive mind but whose play-calling came into question during the latter stages of his tenure in San Francisco. Roman became available when former 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh opted to take the top job at the University of Michigan, as he was never one of the internal candidates under consideration to replace Harbaugh. The Bills have some talent on the offensive side of the ball but have a major question mark at the quarterback position, which will be the primary concern facing both Ryan and Roman.