On Sunday the Bills handed down a six-game suspension for offensive line coach Aaron Kromer for his role in an assault case last month in Florida. On Monday Kromer made a statement at Bills training camp.
"I can't begin to tell you how excited I am to be back here at training camp. How grateful I am for Terry Pegula, Kim Pegula, Russ Brandon and of course Rex (Ryan) for allowing me back to do my job. I'm sure everybody wants to hear about what happened over the last couple of weeks and I'm not at liberty to talk about it. All I can say right now is I'm excited about being back here working with the talent that we have here on the offensive line, and making them the best they can be in this training camp for the season. That's my whole goal and my whole focus at this point and excited to be able to do that. Thank you."
The charges against Kromer in the case were dropped late last week as the two sides agreed to an amicable settlement.
Under the terms of the suspension Kromer can return to coaching immediately, but once the regular season begins he'll miss the next six weeks. So Buffalo's offensive linemen will have their chief position coach back on the field.
Head coach Rex Ryan did assert his support for holding players and coaches to a higher standard.
"It's a privilege to coach in this league," said Ryan. "There's no question about it. So the standards are set pretty high about this league as they should be."
Assistant offensive line coach Kurt Anderson and Football Operations Consultant Pat Meyer have been coaching the men up front for the first three days of training camp.