Source: Cowher's return not imminent

Updated: January 4, 2010, 2:20 PM ET
ESPN.com

Despite being part of a meeting with the Buffalo Bills last week, it does not appear as if Bill Cowher will coach in the NFL next season, a source close to the situation told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Sources recently told ESPN's Chris Mortensen it is believed that owner Ralph Wilson Jr. and team president Russ Brandon met last week with Cowher to gauge his potential interest in returning to coaching.

Cowher reiterated on CBS' "The NFL Today" on Sunday that he is "not going to talk about any jobs during the regular season."

The Bills also met with Mike Shanahan after Dick Jauron was fired in November.

A Bills spokesman did not respond to voice and text messages regarding the Cowher meeting.

Chris Mortensen is the senior NFL analyst for ESPN.

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