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Jim Schwartz takes job working with NFL officials

Jim Schwartz has landed another job in the NFL, but it won't be as a coach.

Schwartz will serve as a consultant to the league's officiating department for the 2015 season, a league official confirmed with NFL Media on Monday. Fox Sports reported the news first and according to a source, Schwartz will provide a coach's perspective with some of the decisions made by the officiating office.

Schwartz spent last season as the defensive coordinator of the Buffalo Bills, leading the unit to a No. 4 ranking in the NFL. He was let go when Rex Ryan replaced Doug Marrone as head coach. Prior to his stint in Buffalo, Schwartz spent five seasons as the head coach of the Detroit Lions.

Schwartz drew consideration for several defensive coordinator positions, but did not find a new job. The job with the league should serve as something of a pit stop for the coach, who should be back in the mix for coordinator and head-coach openings next offseason.

In the meantime, he'll collect a pay check, re-charge his battery and get involved with the game from a different perspective. There are worse fates.

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