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Buffalo Bills hire Marvin Allen, Brian Adams as national scouts

Buffalo’s personnel department gets two more experienced evaluators.

The Buffalo Bills have hired a variety of key members to their new-look front office, and now they’re starting to fill out scouting positions.

Marvin Allen and Brian Adams were named national scouts for the Bills on Thursday, per Chris Brown of the team’s website.

Marvin Allen

From Brown’s article:

“Allen has spent the last four years as the Director of College Scouting for the Kansas City Chiefs. A 24-year veteran in NFL scouting, he also spent five years scouting for the Atlanta Falcons, serving as a National Scout after a few years as a regional scout.

The early part of his career was spent with the New England Patriots where he served as an area scout for 16 years (1993-2008).”

Buffalo’s GM Brandon Beane was quoted saying, “Marvin started in the 90’s. He’s most recently been a college (scouting) director so he’s sat in that seat. He’s going to be a great resource not only for me, but for all our college scouts.”

Allen also spent four years in the NFL as a running back for the Patriots.

Brian Adams

Last year, Adams, who has 30 years of scouting experience, was the Cowboys midwest regional scout for the Cowboys — integral in drafting Dak Prescott? — and also spent time scouting for the Saints in the seven years before that.

There is a Beane connection here, as Adams worked in the Panthers scouting department before going to New Orleans.

Here’s Beane’s quote on Adams: “I worked with Brian in Carolina. We had a long history there. Brian went to the Saints to take a promotion to Assistant Director of College Scouting, and was most recently with Dallas. He’s a veteran in scouting and well respected across the league. I look forward to reuniting with him.”