The AP's John Wawrow noted the Bills on Thursday officially promoted Assistant GM DOUG WHALEY to GM, "making the team's near top-to-bottom offseason overhaul complete." The 40-year-old Whaley has "spent the past three years being groomed for the job," and he now will be "responsible for the roster and also formulating the Bills' draft strategy." Bills Senior VP/Football Administration JIM OVERDORF will "continue in his role as the team's chief negotiator and salary-cap manager, who answers directly" to Bills President & CEO RUSS BRANDON (AP, 5/16). Brandon said of Whaley, "He deserves this opportunity. Doug has every quality you look for in a leader. He has great work ethic. ... He is one of the most humble guys I have ever met, and everything is about us." The Bills also named JIM MONOS Player Personnel Dir and KELVIN FISHER College Scouting Dir (BUFFALO NEWS, 5/17).
EXECS: The Bears promoted Southeast Area Scout MARK SADOWSKI to Senior National Scout. Sadowski has been with the franchise since '05 (CHICAGOTRIBUNE.com, 5/16)....The Chiefs named WILL LEWIS Pro Scouting Dir and MARVIN ALLEN College Scouting Dir. The team also named RANDY BALL Pro Scouting Assistant and TREY KOZIOL Area Scout. The club promoted Pro Personnel Scout MIKE BORGONZI to Pro Scouting Assistant Dir, Regional Scout DOM GREEN to College Scouting Assistant Dir, BRETT VEACH to Pro and College Personnel Analyst and College Scouting Administrator RYAN POLES to College Coordinator (Chiefs)....PBR promoted Event Marketing Senior Dir ELLEN NEWBERG to Event Marketing VP (PBR).
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