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Tue, 14 Jan 2014 13:54:05 -0800
The Oakland Raiders re-signed defensive line coach Terrell Williams, running backs coach Kelly Skipper and quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo to undisclosed one-year deals shortly after the season ended. Also re-signing were special teams coach Bobby April, receivers coach Ted Gilmore and tight ends coach Mark Hutson. It's unclear whether senior offensive assistant Al Saunders will be back.
Sat, 19 Jan 2013 17:07:30 -0800
The Oakland Raiders have hired former Philadelphia Eagles special teams coach Bobby April as their new special teams coach.
Tue, 15 Jan 2013 11:37:16 -0800
The Carolina Panthers are interviewing special team's coordinator Bobby April (Eagles) Tuesday, Jan. 15.
Wed, 06 Jun 2012 08:13:31 -0700
The Philadelphia Eagles' kickoff-return average of 20.9 yards last season ranked 31st in the NFL. Their 7.07-yard punt-return average ranked 28th. "We were terrible," special teams coordinator Bobby April said. "We had terrible results … It's hard to put a finger on (exactly why), we were just really inept. I can only say the ineptitude comes from me, because what we were asking guys to do, they were unable to perform it."
Tue, 08 Feb 2011 09:49:59 -0800
The Philadelphia Eagles have named Johnnie Lynn secondary/cornerbacks coach, David Culley senior offensive assistant/wide receivers, James Urban assistant offensive coordinator, Doug Pederson quarterbacks coach, Duce Staley special teams quality control coach and Bobby April defensive quality control coach, the team announced Tuesday, Feb. 8.
Thu, 14 Jan 2010 12:46:30 -0800
NFL.com's Jason La Canfora reports the Philadelphia Eagles hired free-agent special teams coach Bobby April (Bills) as their new special teams coach Thursday, Jan. 14.
Mon, 11 Jan 2010 14:28:12 -0800
Matt Maiocco, of The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike Singletary is expected to meet with former Buffalo Bills special teams coach Bobby April this week during the American Football Coaches Association convention about the 49ers special teams coaching position.
Sat, 09 Jan 2010 07:30:06 -0800
Matthew Barrows, of the Sacramento Bee, reports the San Francisco 49ers are believed to be interested in Bobby April for their vacant special teams coordinator position.
Fri, 08 Jan 2010 08:37:44 -0800
Gerry Dulac, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports former Buffalo Bills special teams coordinator Bobby April could be a candidate for the Pittsburgh Steelers special teams coordinator position.
Thu, 07 Jan 2010 09:26:56 -0800
The National Football Post reports the Washington Redskins may hire former Buffalo Bills special teams coach Bobby April as their new special teams coach, according to a source.
Tue, 05 Jan 2010 10:11:34 -0800
John Clayton, of ESPN.com, reports Buffalo Bills special teams coach Bobby April has exercised a clause in his contract that makes him a free agent, according to a league source.
Thu, 19 Nov 2009 08:59:50 -0800
Mark Gaughan, of The Buffalo News, reports Buffalo Bills assistant head coach and special teams coordinator Bobby April could be a candidate for the team's head coaching position.
Mon, 30 Jan 2006 14:58:04 -0800
BuffaloBills.com reports the Buffalo Bills have announced the team has promoted Bobby April to assistant head coach/special teams.
Tue, 17 Jan 2006 06:32:48 -0800
The Associated Press reports the Buffalo Bills interviewed special teams coach Bobby April for their head coaching vacancy Friday, Jan. 13.
Mon, 25 Jul 2005 18:37:52 -0700
Mark Ludwiczak, of BuffaloBills.com, reports last season the Buffalo Bills' special teams units finished in the top five in almost every special teams category. Buffalo was second in kickoff return average (24.5 yards) and average kickoff yards allowed (18.3). It also finished fifth in punt return average (10.7), first in average drive start (31.3 yards) and 13th in net punting average. In addition, the Bills became the first team to score five touchdowns on special teams since the Chicago Cardinals accomplished the feat in 1959. Despite the tremendous effort a year ago, special team coach Bobby April believes the unit can improve in 2005. "We can improve just by the fact that we have most of our players back," April said. "We have a group that's not content with the status quo. They're always trying to improve themselves. They're always pressing for more knowledge, always pressing to be more dominant and it's just a real outstanding group of people that the organization has put there."