Bills owner Terry Pegula didn’t offer much of an explanation for their decision to fire GM Doug Whaley Sunday.
“I don’t want to discuss publicly why we made the decision, the factors,” Pegula said, via ESPN.com. “Doug is a good guy. He’s a smart man. But we made the decision. And the reasons remain private to us and Doug.
“There were a few tears around the building, to be honest with you. He’s a good guy.”
Pegula did stress that they would like to have more of a collaborative approach between the general manager and HC Sean McDermott moving forward.
“I like collaborative organizations, so the power structure I envision when we hire our new GM is someone who will work in the organization with us as owners, with the head coach and make a team that makes us better,” Pegula said.
As of now, they’ve yet to discuss potential replacements for Whaley.
Pegula admitted that Whaley “put the whole draft together” and the decision to fire him came “after the draft,” per Mike Rodak. Pegula also downplayed the suggestion that McDermott ran the draft room the past few days.
Buccaneers GM Jason Licht said the team is comfortable with RB Doug Martin moving forward.
“We’ve been happy with the trajectory he’s on,” Licht said, via Roy Cummings of FloridaFootballInsiders.com. “I’ve said that before but it’s the truth. He has the right mindset right now and he looks good physically.”
- Ian Rapoport reports that the Jets offered recently acquired QB Josh McCown $4 million more than what the Cowboys offered him.
- Jet GM Mike Maccagnan said of S Calvin Pryor‘s future with Jets: “I don’t see (why) there’s any reason why we can’t keep Calvin on this team.” (Manish Mehta)