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Ryan brothers say working together has caused both to gain weight

Rob Ryan, Rex Ryan

Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, right, waits with his brother New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan before an NFL football game between the Cowboys and Jets on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)


Bills head coach Rex Ryan and his twin brother Rob have long talked openly about their weight struggles. When Rex hired Rob this year, working together did not help them take the pounds off.

Rex told Jenny Vrentas of that he’s gained 30 pounds since hiring Rob, and Rob added that he had his lap band surgically removed and has gained 24 pounds. Rex said he hoped the two of them could work together on losing weight, but it didn’t work out that way.

“I was going to get his weight down to mine. No, no, my weight started going up to his. So that’s really what happened there,” Rex said.

Rob said that he started to get his weight under control while working from the Cowboys, going from 320 pounds to 260. But he gained 30 pounds in a month after he was fired by the Cowboys and hired by the Saints, and his weight has been a struggle since.