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Chris Polian a "strong candidate" for Buffalo Bills GM, per report

There is another name being bandied about for Bills general manager, and it's a familiar surname.

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Another name has been added to the potential shake-up at One Bills Drive following the 15th consecutive season without the playoffs. The son of former Buffalo Bills general manager Bill Polian would be a "strong candidate" for the opening, writes Jason La Canfora of He also reiterates the front office rift between current general manager Doug Whaley and head coach Doug Marrone.

Chris Polian grew up in Western New York while his dad was making the football decisions in the late 80s and early 90s. He then worked his way up the ladder with his father from the Carolina Panthers working as a scout all the way up to general manager of the Indianapolis Colts while his dad served as the team's president. He is currently the Director of Pro Personnel for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

A report from Pro Football Talk yesterday began to fan the smoldering conversation since Terry Pegula took over. Would Terry Pegula make big changes to the football department and if he did, would he bring in Polian for some role in the new organization structure? (Polian denied the rumor about himself yesterday.) Like this report, that report cites "league sources" which are often speculating as opposed to knowing the information, so take both of these reports with a grain of salt.