The Buffalo Bills have ended the tenure of general manger Doug Whaley, firing him just a day after the NFL Draft.
Buffalo also cleaned house in the pro and amateur scouting departments as the franchise moves in a new direction in the front office having not made the playoffs since 1999.
"After a thorough review of our football operations over the past several months, Kim and I informed Doug this morning that we will be moving in a new direction," read the statement from Bills owner Terry Pegula, also speaking on behalf of his wife, Kim.
"This was my decision. It was not an easy decision, but I believe it was the right one for the future of the Buffalo Bills."
Whaley, who has held the post since 2013, has been under fire for some time, and a change has long since been expected.
Panthers assistant GM Brandon Beane is reportedly the leading candidate to replace Whaley. Beane has a working relationship with new Bills coach Sean McDermott.
Statement from Bills Owner Terry Pegula. pic.twitter.com/k6WwmuyM3L-- Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) April 30, 2017