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QB Coach George Cortez to Leave Bills to Coach in the CFL

Bills quarterbacks coach George Cortez has accepted the head coaching position with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League.

“George did an excellent job during his time with us and I want to offer my congratulations to him in his new role as head coach of the Hamilton Tiger-cats,” Bills head coach Chan Gailey said. “We’re excited for him with this new opportunity and wish him the best of luck.”

Cortez joined the Bills in 2010 after spending the previous three seasons as the offensive coordinator/assistant head coach with the Calgary Stampeders. Overall, the 60-year-old Cortez has coached 18 seasons in the CFL, working on coaching staffs that have won four Grey Cups and working with quarterbacks that included Jeff Garcia. Cortez also spent four seasons as the offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach at Cal, where he coached current Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

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