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Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

Patriots coach Bill Belichick on the passing of Buddy Ryan: "Today is a sad day in football due to the passing of Buddy Ryan. It was always very challenging to compete against Coach Ryan, who was father to a great football family that carries on his coaching and defensive tradition. My condolences are with the Ryan family." Rob Ryan, one of Buddy Ryan's three sons, served as an assistant on Belichick's Patriots staff from 2000-2003.

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Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Buddy Ryan had an impact on so many coaches in the NFL. Gregg Williams talked about him often during our defensive meetings back in Washington. From scheme to the way he expected us to play on the field, there was always a connection to Buddy. And the stories he told were outstanding.

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Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills coach Rex Ryan has issued a statement following the death of his father, Buddy, this morning:

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

Danny Amendola, who is visiting ESPN on Tuesday and was a guest on NFL Insiders, provided an update on his health status in an interview with Wendi Nix. "I feel really good. I had a couple minor procedures done after the season. Everybody knows how long the season can be. I wanted to go into next season feeling as fresh and ready as I can."