Doug Whaley, the Buffalo Bills' assistant general manager, has received a promotion in the wake of this week's firing of Tom Modrak from the job of vice president of college scouting.
Whaley formerly was assistant general manager and director of pro personnel. Now he is assistant general manager and director of player personnel. He's the right-hand man of Buddy Nix, the Bills' executive vice president and general manager.
In his new responsibilities, the Bills said in a release, Whaley will oversee both the college and pro personnel departments for the Bills. Additionally, he will conduct the team’s meetings leading up to the draft and scout the top players at the collegiate level. He will also assist in advance scouting of Bills opponents on the pro side. Whaley, 38, joined the Bills in February 2010 after spending the previous 10 years in the Pittsburgh Steelers' organization.