The NFL Players Association announced Tuesday that former Bills GM Doug Whaley has been hired as their director of college scouting.
Whaley replaces former Panthers and Rams executive Tony Softli and will be in charge of picking players for the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.
“I’m grateful to the NFLPA for entrusting me with this opportunity to work with a marquee collegiate showcase,” Whaley said. “We are an organization that will be with the players for their entire careers both on and off the field. I’m thrilled to serve in this capacity of introducing them to the union, our partners and the many great programs available to help them make the most of their experience.”
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