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Thu, 26 Jan 2017 20:31:54 -0800
Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley said the team will thoroughly study every quarterback in the 2017 NFL Draft and will likely head to camp with three or four quarterbacks.
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 21:54:12 -0800
Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley will maintain control of the team's 53-man roster, no matter who gets hired as head coach.
Wed, 27 Jan 2016 12:22:24 -0800
Buffalo Bills WR Robert Woods was mentioned in a group of wide receivers by general manager Doug Whaley who are considered not to be No. 2 receivers. Whaley said the Bills have a mix of guys who may not be bona fide No. 2 receivers, but who they can use in different roles.
Fantasy Tip: Woods' play has been fairly lackluster over the course of his career. He has played well particularly when Sammy Watkins has been injured, but when Watkins is healthy there's not really another big receiving threat, as Whaley alluded to. Woods may still need to fight for a starting wide receiver position this offseason.
Wed, 27 Jan 2016 10:04:04 -0800
Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley doesn't really see a quarterback from the 2016 draft class that would be ready to step into a starting role in the NFL immediately. "I think it's a deep crop and I think it's a crop that's going to need some time," Whaley said. "Now, it depends on their situation, who takes them and what they do. But I would say it's not as top-heavy as last year where those top two guys would still be the top two guys. How quickly these guys can matriculate into the league, I think it's going to take a little bit of time. Maybe a year, maybe a half of a year."
Fantasy Tip: The Bills aren't sold on Tyrod Taylor enough to give him an extension, even though he outperformed almost everyone's expectations in 2015. The starting QB job should be Taylor's to lose next year, but he'll likely have competition. If he wins the job again, he'll be a strong QB2 for fantasy owners.
Tue, 26 Jan 2016 17:19:35 -0800
Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley said he would consider taking a quarterback early in the draft. "If [the opportunity] presents itself, it makes sense and it's a guy we like, and we believe in, absolutely," Whaley said.
Fantasy Tip: Interesting comments from Whaley considering Tyrod Taylor exceeded expectations in 2015. Who knows how much traction his words will take as the draft nears, but one would think Buffalo's starting quarterback job is Taylor's to lose.
Mon, 11 Jan 2016 07:43:24 -0800
Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley was signed to a four-year extension Monday, Jan. 11.
Tue, 05 Jan 2016 13:59:06 -0800
Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan and general manager Doug Whaley have one year to turn the Bills around after an 8-8 2015 campaign, according to owner Terry Pegula. Pegula wants the Bills to make the playoffs next season or Whaley and Ryan will be let go. Whaley and Ryan have one year and four years remaining on their respective contracts.
Wed, 30 Dec 2015 12:14:00 -0800
Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan and general manager Doug Whaley will return for the 2016 season, according to owner Terry Pegula.
Tue, 29 Dec 2015 10:04:19 -0800
Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley, head coach Rex Ryan and owners Terry and Kim Pegula are on good terms, contrary to reports that surfaced last week. "Ownership has been great. My relationship with Rex Ryan is something that I cherish," Whaley said. "I wake up every day happy to come in and work with him. My future, ownership doesn't have to tell me anything. I've always attacked my job with the mindset of let me do my job not to lose it, but to keep it and keep getting better. So until the ownership tells me I'm here for the long haul and get this team where we need to go."
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 23:12:49 -0700
Free-agent LB Brandon Spikes (Bills) would have a home with the Buffalo Bills once again, as general manager Doug Whaley expressed interest in bringing Spikes back.
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 23:08:47 -0700
Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley told media he is open to drafting a quarterback next month, but salaries owed to QB EJ Manuel and QB Tyrod Taylor could complicate that.
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:08:38 -0800
Cleveland Browns senior player personnel associate Ron Hill is attracting interest from the Buffalo Bills, who are looking for someone to hire as an advisor to general manager Doug Whaley.
Sun, 28 Dec 2014 09:58:40 -0800
Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley could be fired this season since the team has new ownership and his relationship with head coach Doug Marrone has been strained.
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 11:48:03 -0700
Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley said in an interview with WGR SportsRadio 550 that the team would be open to moving up in the first round of the NFL Draft Thursday, May 8, as long as it's not a long-term detriment to the Bills.
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 12:28:58 -0700
Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley was present for the Louisiana State Pro Day Wednesday, April 9.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 09:09:19 -0700
The Buffalo Bills will have to make a decision on the future of QB Kevin Kolb, who is due a $1 million roster bonus this week. "It's a tricky situation," general manager Doug Whaley said. "We're going to be very careful how we handle this, and the foremost consideration in the whole equation is him being healthy."
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 17:35:25 -0800
Buffalo Bills president Russ Brandon said the team will be active during free agency this offseason. General manager Doug Whaley has said the team will not look to sign high-priced players but will be looking for players of value.
Mon, 24 Feb 2014 23:21:00 -0800
Updating a previous item, there is a disconnect between the younger members of the Buffalo Bills' front office and the so-called lifers. Head coach Doug Marrone and general manager Doug Whaley are looking to shift the team's "this-is-the-way-we've-always-done-it culture" and want more say in personnel decisions, but are facing pushback from execs like CFO Jeffrey C. Littmann, senior VP of football administration Jim Overdorf, and senior VP of communications Scott Berchtold.
Sun, 23 Feb 2014 23:30:46 -0800
The Buffalo Bills met with FS Jairus Byrd's agent Saturday, Feb. 22, to discuss what it will take to re-sign the Pro Bowl safety. Bills general manager Doug Whaley wouldn't say whether the club has decided to use the franchise tag on Byrd for a second straight year. "In that situation, you're going to use every option open," Whaley told reporters at the NFL scouting combine. "We don't want to put ourselves in a corner, and I don't want to say to you guys, 'We're going to do this,' and then something changes and we don't something different. Then you guys look at me different when you ask me a question."
Sat, 22 Feb 2014 08:14:25 -0800
Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley said the team will not consider selecting a quarterback in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft.
Sat, 22 Feb 2014 08:13:44 -0800
Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley said the team could move LB Kiko Alonso from middle linebacker to weakside linebacker next season. Whaley said he believes Alonso has the ability to play any of the linebacker positions.
Tue, 20 Aug 2013 11:40:26 -0700
Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley said there is nothing new to report on FS Jairus Byrd signing his franchise tender and reporting to training camp. It is believed that Byrd will sign the tender before the regular season begins.
Thu, 16 May 2013 06:09:54 -0700
The Buffalo Bills promoted Doug Whaley to general manager.
Wed, 15 May 2013 14:15:48 -0700
The Buffalo Bills plan to name assistant general manager Doug Whaley as their new general manager Thursday, May 16.
Mon, 13 May 2013 11:37:56 -0700
Buffalo Bills assistant general manager Doug Whaley is expected to be named the team's new general manager.
Sat, 16 Mar 2013 12:16:19 -0700
Buffalo Bills general manager Buddy Nix and assistant general manager Doug Whaley attended the Pro Day at the University of Arkansas. Arkansas QB Tyler Wilson may have been the prospect the team wanted to see.
Sun, 24 Feb 2013 10:12:39 -0800
The Buffalo Bills have signed assistant general manager Doug Whaley to a contract extension. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Thu, 21 Feb 2013 07:04:20 -0800
The Buffalo Bills will interview Notre Dame LB Manti Te'o at the NFL Scouting Combine and they want answers regarding his online girlfriend who did not exist. "Everybody's going to ask him about that drama, but it's just going to be a piece of the puzzle," assistant general manager Doug Whaley said. "We'll treat it independently, just like we'll treat the other 59 guys who might have issues or might not have issues. This is one of the things we're here for, to fact-find about all that stuff ... We'll try to get as much information as possible out of it."
Wed, 20 Feb 2013 14:25:15 -0800
The Buffalo Bills will interview Notre Dame LB Manti Te'o at the NFL draft combine this week, according to assistant general manager Doug Whaley.
Mon, 18 Feb 2013 06:45:36 -0800
The quarterback class in this year's NFL Draft is not as talented as the 2012 draft; however, there is considered to be good value at the position. "All of these guys have a value and some things they do good and some things they don't do as well," said Buffalo Bills assistant general manager Doug Whaley. "So it's a matter of what value you put on the quarterback you want to lead your team." Whaley added, "Is there an RG III or a Luck out there? From this point you can't see it. Could these guys develop into that? Yes. So if their strengths are strengths that you put a high value on then you'll like him better than another guy."
Tue, 01 Jan 2013 18:25:22 -0800
Kansas City Chiefs director of pro personnel Ray Farmer, Seattle Seahawks vice president of football administration John Idzik, Arizona Cardinals vice president of player personnel Steve Keim, Arizona Cardinals director of player personnel Jason Licht, NFL Network analyst Michael Lombardi and Buffalo Bills assistant general manager/director of player personnel Doug Whaley are all considered candidates for the vacant general manager position for the Cleveland Browns.
Tue, 01 Jan 2013 18:16:54 -0800
The Buffalo Bills have executives in Arizona hoping to meet with University of Oregon head coach Chip Kelly after his team's Fiesta Bowl game Thursday, Jan. 3. Team president Russ Brandon, departing general manager Buddy Nix and GM-in-waiting Doug Whaley are hopeful of meeting with the candidate.
Tue, 01 Jan 2013 18:16:30 -0800
The Buffalo Bills have executives in Arizona to interview former Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt Tuesday, Jan. 1. Team president Russ Brandon, departing general manager Buddy Nix and GM-in-waiting Doug Whaley will meet with the candidate.
Tue, 01 Jan 2013 18:16:01 -0800
The Buffalo Bills have executives in Arizona to interview defensive coordinator Ray Horton Wednesday, Jan. 2. Team president Russ Brandon, departing general manager Buddy Nix and GM-in-waiting Doug Whaley will meet with the candidate.
Thu, 27 Dec 2012 17:28:29 -0800
Buffalo Bills assistant general manager/director of player personnel could Doug Whaley could be promoted if the team decides to fire general manager Buddy Nix after the season.
Fri, 06 May 2011 13:34:07 -0700
The Buffalo Bills have promoted scouting department executive Doug Whaley to assistant general manager/director of player personnel.
Wed, 03 Feb 2010 15:18:39 -0800
Updating a previous report, Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports Pittsburgh Steelers pro scouting coordinator Doug Whaley has accepted the offer to become the Buffalo Bills assistant general manager position.
Wed, 03 Feb 2010 13:01:33 -0800
Jason La Canfora, of the NFL Network, reports the Buffalo Bills have offered their assistant general manager position to Pittsburgh Steelers pro personnel coordinator Doug Whaley, according to a source. Members of the Steelers front office would not be surprised if Whaley takes the job.