The Buffalo Bills have fired general manager Doug Whaley just one day after the NFL draft, the team announced.
The Bills finished last season with a 9–7 record but missed the postseason for the 17th consecutive season. The Bills were 30–34 in Whaley's tenure as general manager.
“After a thorough review of our football operations over the past several months, Kim and I informed Doug this morning that we will be moving in a new direction,” Bills co-owner Terry Pegula said in a statement. “We have enjoyed working with Doug. He is a good person and we want to thank him for his work and commitment to our football team. This was my decision. It was not an easy decision but I believe it's the right one for the future of the Buffalo Bills. Our search for a new general manager will begin immediately.”
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The team also fired head coach Rex Ryan in December before hiring Sean McDermott in January.