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BDC 5/16: Whaley named Bills GM

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on May 16, 2013 – 10:41 am

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DAILY REPORT
–The Buffalo Bills announced the promotion of Doug Whaley to General Manager this morning. Whaley becomes the team’s 12th General Manager in franchise history. He is entering his fourth season with the franchise and 17th in the NFL. He joined the Bills in 2010 as Assistant General Manager/Director of Pro Personnel before being elevated to Assistant General Manager/Director of Player Personnel in May of 2011.

–The Buffalo Bills announced the signing of one of the team’s second-round draft selections (46th overall) LB Kiko Alonso yesterday. Alonso becomes the sixth of the team’s right 2013 draft choices to sign with the team.

–Buffalo Bills season ticket holders have early access to purchase additional individual game tickets. Details for season ticket holders can be found here.

Fifty Yard Finish: On Saturday, June 29, participants can take part in a half marathon, 5k or kids 1-mile run that will begin at Ralph Wilson Stadium, continue through the village and town of Orchard Park and finish at the 50 yard line on the field. Follow along with buffalobills.com journalist Hannah Buehler as she trains with Bills Strength and Conditioning Coach Dan Liburd for the race. Details can be found here: Fifty Yard Finish Details

 QUOTES OF THE DAY ABOUT DOUG WHALEY
RUSS BRANDONBills President and CEO
“It is with great pleasure to name Doug Whaley to the position of General Manager today. Doug has been involved in every level of player personnel throughout his career and he will lead our efforts in reestablishing a winning tradition for this organization and our great fans. Doug is a passionate and committed leader who will work tirelessly with his department to build a team our fans and all of Western New York will be proud of heading into the future.”

BILL COWHER, CBS Sports NFL Analyst and former Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach (1996-06)
“Doug Whaley to me has “paid his dues.” He has done his job professionally and with high-quality. I know from working with him in Pittsburgh he is a guy who put due diligence towards every opportunity and task he was given. He has a wealth of knowledge, a good feel for people and a good eye for talent.”

KEVIN COLBERT, Pittsburgh Steelers General Manager
“Doug will be a great general manager for the Buffalo Bills. In our time together in Pittsburgh he displayed great knowledge, work ethic, loyalty and the ability to work with others in the pursuit of a common goal.”

 PHOTO OF THE DAY
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Newly named Bills General Manager Doug Whaley (left) observes yesterday’s OTA session on the grass field at One Bills Drive with Head Coach Doug Marrone.

DAILY LINKS

Buffalo News-Bills hope Hughes can fill a void

Associated Press-Bills sign 2nd-round draft pick, LB Alonso

BuffaloBills.com-A History of Bills General Managers

BuffaloBills.com-LB Kiko Alonso signs rookie deal with Bills

BuffaloBills.com-OTA Practice Notes – Day 3

Audio/Video/Photo Clip

BuffaloBills.com
Bills Roundup: Wednesday’s OTA News and Notes
Stevie Johnson on Young Receivers
The John Murphy Show May 15
Tarvaris Jackson Says He Felt Like a Jill 

WGR 550
Bills Spiller excited about up tempo offense
Wood and Bills have mutual interest in new deal
Bills sign LB Alonso to rookie deal

NFL.com
Buffalo Bills QB competition

 WIVB
Bills sign 2nd round pick Alonso
Williams ranks as top earning athlete

 WKBW
Bills sign Kiko Alonso to rookie deal

 WGRZ
Bills sign 2nd-round draft pick, LB Alonso 

WHAM
Bills sign 2nd-round draft pick, LB Alonso

YNN
Bills put first week of OTA’s in the books

 Additional Clips

Inside The Bills
Anderson glad to be back practicing, Kick return candidates, Strained back keeping Stevie on the shelf, Chandler verifies Manuel’s arm

Press Coverage (Buffalo News)
Kiko Alonso becomes sixth draft pick to sign with Bills
Mario Williams ranks 18th on SI’s highest-paid-athletes list
Stevie Johnson eager to start building chemistry with his QBs
Bills give their 3-4 front reps
Poll: Who is the most indispensiBill?

 ESPN AFC East Blog
Bills sign second-round pick Kiko Alonso

 The Sports Network
Bills sign second-round pick Alonso

 The Sports Xchange
Bills sign second-round pick

 Pro Football Talk
Stevie Johnson sidelined by back injury
Bills sign second-round pick Kiko Alonso

 Buffalo Rumblings
Kiko Alonso signs rookie contract with Buffalo Bills
NFL rule means several Buffalo Bills rookies miss OTAs

AFC East Daily
Stevie has taken notice of Bills’ speedy additions


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