Orchard Park, NY (Sports Network) - Buffalo Bills general manager Buddy Nix
has decided to step down and will remain with the organization as a special
Nix had been in charge of the club's day-to-day football operations since
"I've made this decision to step away from the general manager's position
because I feel it is the right time," said Nix in a statement. "By the 'right
time' I mean I think we have a good young roster, an excellent head coach with
a good staff, and it's time to let someone else handle these responsibilities
and move forward together."
A successor has yet to be named, but numerous reports indicate that assistant
GM Doug Whaley could be the choice.
"Timing is the main thing, but there are other benefits as well," Nix added.
"This job is very demanding with a 24-7 schedule of responsibilities. This new
position will enable me to spend more time with my family. I'm fortunate to
step away from the job and still remain a part of the team."
The 73-year-old Nix first joined the Bills in 1993 as a scout and spent eight
years in that role, then rejoined the organization as a scout in January 2009
after eight seasons in the front office of the San Diego Chargers.
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