As anticipation builds for the Bills’ 2:30 p.m. ET press conference, the preliminary talk is that the Bills could be naming a new General Manager.
The move is expected to be an in-house promotion, with Tom Modrak or Buddy Nix expected to get the job.
On the surface, the elevation of Modrak would suggest that Bill Cowher won’t be the next head coach, since Cowher would want to have full control of the operation — and he’d want to hire his own G.M. But Cowher and Modrak previously have worked together, and maybe Cowher would accept Modrak in the role Kevin Colbert played after Cowher won a face off with Tom Donahoe.
Russ Brandon, a non-football guy who has been running the business side of the business, has served as G.M. He’d likely resume his focus on matters unrelated to football.
Again, these are all rumors at this point. Continue to mash the F5 button.
UPDATE: We’re now hearing that Nix, not Modrak, is the likely internal hire.