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Buffalo Bills, Bill Polian could be reuniting soon, per report

Bill Polian could be joining the Buffalo Bills as soon as Monday, says one report.

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The Buffalo Bills and former general manager Bill Polian could be reuniting as early as Monday according to Pro Football Talk. The report cites "league insiders" and their "beliefs" but the rumor mill is churning fast and furious. Polian has since denied the rumors.

What the reports don't say is what Polian's title would be. If he's hired as a full-time employee - say general manager - his Hall of Fame candidacy in the newly created Contributor category could be in jeopardy. That might require Polian's job to be in a short-term capacity or "football czar" who helps new owner Terry Pegula evaluate the football department following the season, but only for a brief period of time. That would theoretically include performance reviews on general manager Doug Whaley, head coach Doug Marrone, players, and coaching staff. As PFT points out, Polian has been outspoken in his support of Marrone, in particular, going as far as to say he should be in the running for Coach of the Year.

Terry Pegula bought the team this September but hasn't spoken publicly about the futures of anyone associated with the organization since Ralph Wilson family members and long-time Wilson confidantes left the team immediately upon the transition. Pegula himself took over the title of CEO from Russ Brandon, who stayed on as team president. Any talk of Polian's scope including Brandon and the business side of the team would be premature at this point.