Bills add Sheldon as LB coach

The Bills Tuesday announced that the team has signed Matt Sheldon to become the team's linebackers coach.

Sheldon brings seven seasons of NFL experience to the Buffalo Bills, five as a coach. Most recently, Sheldon held the title of special assistant for the St. Louis Rams and was with the Rams from 2001-2005. Sheldon's duties with the Rams were varied – he assists defense,special teams, as well as special projects. While working with the special teams unit, he worked with and under current Buffalo Bills special teams / assistant head coach Bobby April. This is the third time that April will be working with Sheldon. Sheldon broke into the NFL working as an assistant in the video department of the New Orleans Saints (1996-97), where Bobby April served as the Saint's special teams coach (1996-1999)

Sheldon joined the Rams in 2001 from the University of Wisconsin, where he was a defensive graduate assistant coach (1997-00). At Wisconsin, Sheldon assisted with the defensive secondary. Wisconsin's defense led the nation in 1998 and the Badgers were the first team in Big 10 history to win Rose Bowls in consecutive seasons (1998-99).

Prior to his stint in New Orleans, Matt played collegiately as a defensive back at the University of Minnesota.


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