Bills new GM Doug Whaley wasted no time in making some additions to the personnel side of the organization. On the day that Whaley was named the 12th general manager in franchise history he hired two experienced personnel men to assist him.
Whaley hired Jim Monos to serve as Director of Player Personnel and Kelvin Fisher as the team's new Director of College Scouting.
"Jim Monos and Kelvin Fisher bring a wealth of player personnel experience from championship organizations to their new roles with the Buffalo Bills," said Whaley. "Both men have a keen eye for talent and will play a pivotal role in our talent evaluation process for years to come. We are excited to add two well-respected and innovative personnel professionals to this organization."
Monos will collaborate with Director of Pro Personnel Tom Gibbons on all free agent evaluations and personnel decisions and will scout college prospects throughout the year. He joins the Bills after spending the previous eight years (2005-12) as an area scout with the New Orleans Saints.
Fisher will oversee the team's college scouting operation in addition to evaluating college prospects across the nation. He spent the previous 13 seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers since joining the franchise in 2000 with a focus on college prospects in the Western region of the United States.
The team also announced the promotions of C.J. Leak to College Area Scout and Pete Harris to BLESTO Scout. Chuck Cook will now serve as a National Scout and Doug Majeski will add National Cross Checker to his Coordinator of College Scouting title.