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Bills Release Tom Modrak As VP of College Scouting

The Buffalo Bills have announced that Vice President of College Scouting Tom Modrak has been relieved of his duties.

"This is the time of year when we evaluate every element of our football operation and with the Draft now completed, we have decided to reorganize our personnel department," said Bills GM Buddy Nix. "We have begun that process and made a decision to head in a different direction. We thank Tom for his 10 years of dedication to our organization and wish him the best in his future endeavors."

Modrak has been with the Bills since 2001, when he was brought on after the team hired Tom Donahoe as its General Manager. Since that point, he had survived two regime changes - first when Donahoe was fired after the 2005 season, and then again when the team hired GM Buddy Nix on December 31, 2009.

Throughout his career in Buffalo, Modrak has been a focal point of fan frustration, as the team has - to put it mildly - struggled to draft adequately in the last decade. His role seemed to have dwindled ever since Nix took over, and now he is out completely.

Nix has taken his time in weeding out and re-tooling his front office, firing former VP of Pro Personnel John Guy last year, hiring Doug Whaley as his Assistant GM and Darrell Moody as his National Scout, and now in parting ways with Modrak. This is the most significant front office move the Bills have made since hiring Nix a little more than a year ago.