By Tim Graham
Sixteen days ago, Buffalo Bills President Russ Brandon said "Buddy Nix is our general manager and will be for a long time."
Nix also said his role hadn't changed.
Few people in the know actually believed either of them.
Today, Nix stepped down as GM of the Bills. The move has been expected since Jan. 1, when Brandon took over for Ralph Wilson as team president.
No replacement has been named, although it's assumed 40-year-old assistant GM Doug Whaley will be named Nix's replacement soon. The Bills announced in February that Whaley had signed a contract extension, and the front office has discussed it has had a plan in place for Whaley.
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