Former Bills G.M. Doug Whaley finds a job

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He wasn’t able to hang around long enough to see the Bills break their 17-year playoff drought, but former Buffalo General Manager Doug Whaley has found another chance to scout.

The NFLPA announced the hiring of Whaley as its director of college scouting. He will be in charge of picking players for the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, an annual all-star game which features later-round draft picks.

He replaces former Panthers and Rams executive Tony Softli, who left to become director of scouting for the Alliance of American Football.

“I’m grateful to the NFLPA for entrusting me with this opportunity to work with a marquee collegiate showcase,” Whaley said. “We are an organization that will be with the players for their entire careers both on and off the field. I’m thrilled to serve in this capacity of introducing them to the union, our partners and the many great programs available to help them make the most of their experience.”

Whaley has 22 years of NFL personnel experience, including stints with the Steelers and Seahawks.

12 responses to “Former Bills G.M. Doug Whaley finds a job

  1. Everyone deserves a second and third chance……having said that…dude is not a very good judge of football talent…..

  2. Congrats Doug. Knew you would get another NFL job. Too bad you worked for owners who really knew little about how the NFL works. Now the Pegula’s do know how it works. Timing my man is everything.

  3. Seems I read the article wrong. I thought he was hired to be the personal assistant, i.e., the coffee getter, the day planner, for the guy who would actually be doing the scouting. After his performance in Buffalo I think this is a reach of a hire, no way he should be in charge of anything.

  4. Charles Territo says:
    June 20, 2018 at 10:38 am
    Congrats Doug. Knew you would get another NFL job. Too bad you worked for owners who really knew little about how the NFL works. Now the Pegula’s do know how it works. Timing my man is everything.
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    “Now the Pegula’s know how it works?”

    Buffalo, LOL!

  5. When I read the title I assumed he was hired by either Cleveland or Seattle. Cleveland comes to mind naturally and I guess Seattle came to mind because they hired Ryan (Colts Killer) Grigson.

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