Bills promote national scout Nix to GM

Buffalo Bills national scout Buddy Nix is the team’s new general

manager, the first move in owner Ralph Wilson’s effort to revamp

his front office.

Nix was introduced at a news conference Thursday as the Bills

(5-10) prepare to close their season hosting Indianapolis (14-1) on

Sunday. Nix fills a void after Marv Levy stepped down as general

manager following the 2007 season. Chief operating officer Russ

Brandon had been handling the GM duties.

The 70-year-old Nix had been out of football after retiring in

2008 following a stint as the San Diego Chargers assistant

GM/director of player personnel.

He came out of retirement to work for Buffalo this past year

after serving as the team’s area scout from 1993-2000.