Buffalo Bills Assistant Head Coach Anthony Lynn interviewed Tuesday for the Dolphins’ head-coaching position.
Lynn became the fourth candidate to interview for the position, following former Atlanta Falcons Head Coach Mike Smith, two-time Super Bowl champion Head Coach Mike Shanahan and Detroit Lions Defensive Coordinator Teryl Austin.
Lynn just completed his first year with the Bills, for whom he also served as running backs coach.
Before joining the Bills, Lynn had been running backs coach for the New York Jets for five seasons, with the title of assistant head coach being added in 2013.
After Rex Ryan was fired as head coach of the Jets following the 2014 season, Lynn applied for the position and left to join Ryan in Buffalo after New York instead hired former Dolphins interim head coach Todd Bowles.
Prior to joining the Jets, Lynn served as an assistant coach with the Denver Broncos (2000-02), Jacksonville Jaguars (2003-04), Dallas Cowboys (2005-06) and Cleveland Browns (2007-08).
In Dallas, Lynn worked under former Dolphins executive vice president of football operations Bill Parcells.
An All-Southwest Conference running back at Texas Tech, Lynn played six seasons in the NFL — four with Denver and two with San Francisco — mostly as a special teams player.
Lynn appeared in all 16 games with Denver in both 1997 and 1998 when the Broncos won back-to-back Super Bowl titles.
Lynn’s son, D’Anton, is a defensive assistant on the Buffalo Bills staff after working as an intern for the Jets last year.