The Buffalo Bills continue to re-organize their front office. On Wednesday, Executive Vice President and General Manager Buddy Nix announced that he'd hired two new members for the team's pro and college scouting operations.
Tom Gibbons is the Bills' new Director of Pro Personnel. A native of Dunkirk, NY, Gibbons worked with the Bills through the majority of the '90s and through 2003, before joining the San Diego Chargers as a Northeast scout. He has lived in Hamburg while working for the Chargers, and he has obviously worked with Nix in some capacity in both organizations. He assumes much of the pro scouting role that Assistant GM and Director of Player Personnel Doug Whaley held before he was promoted last week.
Chuck Cook is the Bills' new Director of College Scouting. A highly experienced scout, Cook was most recently with the Miami Dolphins as a regional scout (covering the Southwest). He also has experience coordinating a college scouting department, having performed in that capacity for a number of years with the Kansas City Chiefs (prior to Scott Pioli's arrival). Nix has known Cook for years, having coached with Cook's father.
Both Gibbons and Cook will be reporting to Whaley, who reports directly to Nix.