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Posted: Thursday, 06 February 2014 10:45AM

Bills go back to Syracuse well, name Moore WRs coach

(WGR 550) -- With the hiring of head coach Doug Marrone by the Buffalo Bills in 2013, he brought along a good amount of assistants with him from his last stop in Syracuse. It appears as though Marrone is reuniting with a former coach of the Orange in Buffalo once again.

The Bills announced on Thursday that they have hired Rob Moore as the coach of their wide receivers group. Moore has spent the past four seasons in the same role with the Syracuse Orange, the first three of those serving under Marrone.

Like Marrone, Moore is a graduate of Syracuse and enjoyed a career in the National Football League. The former wide receiver was a first round pick by the New York Jets in the 1990 Supplemental Draft and stayed with them for five seasons. He spent the final seven years of his career playing for the Arizona Cardinals.

In total, Moore racked up 628 receptions for 9,368 yards and 49 touchdowns over his 12-year career. He earned two trips to the Pro Bowl, in 1994 and 1997 respectively.

This will be Moore's first job in the NFL as a coach. Meanwhile, the Bills now have all of their major positional coaches named and in tact for the start of the 2014 season. Moore replaces Ike Hilliard, who was let go one day after the season concluded in December.

Twitter: @JoeBuscaglia

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