SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP/WGRZ) - The San Francisco 49ers and Bills have interviewed Buffalo interim coach Anthony Lynn for their respective head coach openings.
The team met with Lynn on Wednesday as the Niners began the process of finding the replacement for Chip Kelly, who was fired after one season on Sunday. San Francisco also fired general manager Trent Baalke and is looking to fill that spot as well.
The Bills then followed up and interviewed Lynn at the Pegula residence in Florida on Thursday. Lynn has been considered the favorite to become Bills head coach, but GM Doug Whaley stressed it will be an open search. As of Thursday night, there was no indication a Bills offer to Lynn was imminent.
Lynn is expected to speak to the Rams next. NFL Network reported the Chargers have also requested permission to speak with him.
The Bills interviewed Carolina defensive coordinator Sean McDermott on Wednesday. The Bills are set to speak with Cardinals offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin on the weekend.