Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  By Larry Brown  |  Last updated 1/10/17

Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott stands on the field prior to the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Bank of America Stadium. Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

The Buffalo Bills may be close to making a head coaching hire.

The Buffalo News’ Vic Carucci reports that the Bills are “zeroed in” on Sean McDermott as their next head coach. He says the two sides could have something finalized in the next day or so.

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora had this to say about McDermott as well.

McDermott, 42, has been the defensive coordinator of the Carolina Panthers since 2011. The job he did in helping the team reach the Super Bowl last season got him lots of attention around the league.

In addition to interviewing with the Bills, McDermott interviewed with the 49ers and also received interest from the Chargers.

Prior to joining Carolina, McDermott was an assistant with the Eagles from 1999-2010, ascending from an administrative job in scouting to defensive coordinator.

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