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Bills hire Ronald Curry as QB coach, Jahmile Addae as CBs coach and Christian Taylor as defensive assistant

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The Buffalo Bills made three coaching hires on Wednesday, naming Ronald Curry as the team's quarterbacks coach, Jahmile Addae as the cornerbacks coach and Christian Taylor as a defensive quality control coach.

Here's additional information on the Bills' newest coaching staff members:

Ronald Curry

Curry, 44, has been on staff with the Saints for the last eight seasons, working as an offensive assistant (2016-2017), wide receivers coach (2018-2020), and then the quarterbacks coach (2021-2023). Ahead of the 2022 season, the Saints added the role of passing game coordinator to Curry's responsibilities. 

Curry also worked alongside current Bills offensive coordinator Joe Brady in New Orleans for two seasons (2017-18). During that time, Brady was an offensive assistant under Sean Payton for both seasons, while Curry was an offensive assistant for one season (2017) and wide receivers coach for the other (2018). 

Throughout his time in New Orleans, Curry had a penchant for developing offensive talent. He was the WR coach the season in which Michael Thomas set the NFL record for most catches in a single season (149). 

When he moved over to quarterback's coach, Curry helped mentor several QBs including Jameis Winston, Andy Dalton, Taysom Hill and Derek Carr. In 2021 when Winston suffered an injury midseason, Curry oversaw three different starting QBs the rest of the season (Hill, Trevor Siemian and Ian Book). The Saints finished the year 9-8. 

Curry worked with Andy Dalton for the majority of the 2022 season, helping Dalton set a career-best in completion percentage (66.7%). 

Prior to his NFL coaching experience, Curry was a well-known two sport athlete in Virginia. He was a high school All-American in football and basketball and went on to play collegiately in both sports at the University of North Carolina (1998-2001). 

He was a four-year starter at UNC, setting the school record at the time in total career passing yards (4,987). 

Curry went on to be drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the 2022 NFL Draft and transitioned to the wide receiver position. He recorded 2,347 yards and 13 touchdowns from 2002-08. 

Curry began his NFL coaching career in 2014 as an offensive assistant with the San Francisco 49ers.

Jahmile Addae

Jahmile Addae has been named the Bills cornerbacks coach after spending the past two seasons as the secondary coach at the University of Miami. Addae played defensive back at West Virginia and was named to the All-Big East team twice.

Addae spent time as a graduate assistant at both West Virginia and Michigan before spending three seasons at the University of Cincinnati as the director of player development and subsequently the running backs coach. He spent the following five seasons at the University of Arizona an analyst and defensive backs coach.

In 2018, Addae was the University of Minnesota defensive backs coach before returning to West Virginia to work as a defensive secondary coach followed by a stint as the co-defensive coordinator/cornerbacks coach.

In 2021, Addae won a national championship with the University of Georgia as the defensive backs coach before heading to Miami in 2022.

Christian Taylor

Taylor will serve as a defensive quality control coach. He played quarterback for William and Mary and began his coaching career at his alma mater as a tight ends coach in 2008, serving as the quarterbacks coach in 2009.

Taylor served as an offensive assistant at San Diego State and Michigan before being hired as the running backs coach and recruiting coordinator at the University of San Diego. Taylor served one year as offensive coordinator for Illinois Wesleyan University before returning to USD as the wide receivers coach and, eventually, offensive coordinator.

Most recently, Taylor spent the past four seasons as the offensive coordinator and running backs coach at William and Mary.

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