Buffalo Bills and head coach Rex Ryan part ways

The Buffalo Bills have relieved Rex Ryan from his duties as head coach, according to a statement released by the team Tuesday.

According to the statement, Anthony Lynn will serve as interim head coach.

Team owner Terry Pegula said in a statement, “I spoke with Rex earlier today and we mutually agreed that the time to part ways is now. These decisions are never easy. I want to take this opportunity to thank Rex for all his efforts and wish him all the best moving forward.

“Kim and I and our entire Bills organization share in the same disappointment and frustration as our fans, but we remain committed to our goal of bringing a championship to Western New York.”

“Anthony Lynn will serve as our interim head coach to lead us through the Jets game.”

Assistant head coach/defense Rob Ryan has also been relieved of his duties. Bills GM Doug Whaley will officially be leading the organization’s head coaching search.