Bills fire GM Doug Whaley, entire scouting staff

Dough Whaley's time as Buffalo Bills general manager is over, with the franchise going in a new direction in the front office.

The Buffalo Bills have ended the tenure of general manger Doug Whaley, firing him just a day after the NFL Draft.

Buffalo also cleaned house in the pro and amateur scouting departments as the franchise moves in a new direction in the front office having not made the playoffs since 1999.

"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," read the statement from Bills owner Terry Pegula, also speaking on behalf of his wife, Kim.

"This was my decision. It was not an easy decision, but I believe it was the right one for the future of the Buffalo Bills."

Whaley, who has held the post since 2013, has been under fire for some time, and a change has long since been expected.

Panthers assistant GM Brandon Beane is reportedly the leading candidate to replace Whaley. Beane has a working relationship with new Bills coach Sean McDermott.

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