Buddy Nix To Be Named New Buffalo Bills GM

Brandon K.Correspondent IDecember 31, 2009

TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 31:  Team owner of the Buffalo Bills Ralph Wilson answers questions from the media during the The Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2009 press conference at the Tampa Convention Center on January 31, 2009 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

In what seemed like promising news for Buffalo Bills fans—the firing of coach Dick Jauron and multiple statements made by longtime owner Ralph Wilson Jr. that the team would undergo a complete overhaul—the Bills are set to announce Buddy Nix, current scouting director, as their new general manager.

Multiple sources have confirmed the report, including ESPN.com.

Once again, Wilson & Co. have decided to promote from within instead of thoroughly conducting a search for player personnel from throughout the world of football.

According to reports, current GM Russ Brandon has been moved to president and CEO. In addition, vice president of pro personnel John Guy and vice president of college scouting Tom Modrak were also considered for the position.

Nix was hired as the Bills' director of scouting earlier this year.

The Bills will make the official announcement in a press conference from One Bills Drive, slated for 2:30 p.m. EST.