Buffalo Bills fire general manager Doug Whaley
The Buffalo Bills have parted ways with general manager Doug Whaley after four seasons, the team announced Sunday. The news comes hours after the conclusion of the 2017 NFL Draft.
Bills owner Terry Pegula issued the following statement:
Statement from Bills Owner Terry Pegula. pic.twitter.com/k6WwmuyM3L
â Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) April 30, 2017
Whaley joined the team as assistant general manager in 2010 and was later hired as general manager in 2013 after Buddy Nix stepped down following that year’s draft.
In Whaley’s four seasons as general manager, the team finished 30-34 and had just one winning season (2014).
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport says the scouting community expected the move, adding new Bills head coach Sean McDermott had a heavy hand in Buffalo’s draft-night trade.
Rapoport adds some early possible candidates for the Bills’ opening include Panthers personnel — Brandon Beane and Don Gregory.
The Around The NFL staff will have more on this shortly …
The Buffalo Bills have parted ways with general manager Doug Whaley after four seasons, the team announced Sunday. The decision comes hours after the 2017 NFL Draft.