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Bills add scout for Midwest

Theo Young, an assistant coach at Baylor University, was hired by the Buffalo Bills as a college scout, the team announced.

Young's primary scouting region will include schools in Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota and the Dakotas. Young, 46, was defensive line coach at Baylor since 2008. He coached under Bills General Manager Buddy Nix at Tennessee-Chattanooga in 1992. He then moved to Clemson for a year and was at Rice from 1994-2005. He participated in the NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship program at Bills training camp in 1996. He has 21 years of college coaching experience. He played tight end for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1987 and '88. Young's 12 seasons at Rice were on the staff of Ken Hatfield, who was one of the mentors in Chan Gailey's coaching career. Gailey worked for Hatfield at the Air Force Academy.

College scout Matt Hand has been reassigned to the West Coast and will be responsible for schools in Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. Hand takes over for Rashaan Curry, who was released after the draft. The Bills also announced the addition of Tim Atkins as a football operations assistant.  Pete Harris assumed a new title as scouting assistant.

---Mark Gaughan


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