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May 9th, 2017

Buffalo Bills Hire Panthers Assistant GM Brandon Beane as New General Manager

Rob Lopez @R0BaTO
Brandon Beane

Brandon Beane (photo via Carolina Panthers)

Just one day after the 2017 NFL Draft, the Buffalo Bills fired general manager Doug Whaley and his entire scouting staff. Just under 10 days later, the Bills have filled their general manager position with a member of the Carolina Panthers organization, Brandon Beane.

Brandon Beane spent 19 years with the Panthers serving as the Panthers’ assistant general manager over the past two seasons. Prior to that, he was Carolina’s director of football operations for eight years. The Bills announced on Tuesday that Beane was going to join the team as the new general manager.

The Bills made the announcement official on twitter.

This hire comes just a few months after the Bills hired former Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott as their new head coach, replacing Rex Ryan. Bean has been close to Sean McDermott over the time, so the hiring makes sense. According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, Beane is getting a five-year deal which coincides with McDermott’s contract. It’s their show now in northern New York.

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