Bills announce promotions and new hires for personnel department

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Brian Gaine and Terrance Gray in the Buffalo Bills Draft Room during Round 1 of the 2022 NFL Draft at One Bills Drive on April 28, 2022. Photo by Bill Wippert

The Buffalo Bills have promoted several people within their personnel department and have made five new additions to their front office football staff.

Brian Gaine has been elevated to assistant general manager and Terrance Gray is now the director of player personnel.

Gaine was previously a senior personnel advisor for the Bills and held that position from 2019 to 2022. Before coming back to Buffalo, Gaine spent 2018 as the general manager of the Houston Texans. His first stint with the Bills was in 2017 when he served as the vice president of player personnel. Gaine also spent 2014 to 2016 with the Texans as the director of player personnel and 2008 to 2013 with the Dolphins in various roles. He attended the University of Maine and played tight end for the Jets, Giants and Chiefs.

Gray was previously the assistant director of player personnel for Buffalo from 2020 to 2022 and first joined the Bills in 2017. Prior to Buffalo, Gray spent 11 seasons as a college scout with the Minnesota Vikings. He also worked for the Chiefs from 2003 to 2005 in various roles with player development and player personnel. Gray recently was selected to attend the NFL's first Accelerator Program, which aims to promote diversity in decision-making roles throughout the NFL.

Mike Szabo has been promoted to a college national scout. He was previously an area scout for the Bills.

Dennis Lock is now the senior director of football research. Lock was previously the director of football research and strategy.

Matt Worswick has been promoted to director of team administration. He previously was the assistant to the head coach the past five seasons. Before coming to Buffalo, Worswick was the football operations assistant for the Panthers in 2016.

Matt Bazirgan is joining the Bills as a senior personnel executive. Bazirgan comes from the Texans where he last served as the co-assistant director of player personnel. He spent 2018 to 2022 with the Texans and 14 seasons with the Jets.

Alonzo Dotson has recently been hired as a college national scout. Dotson comes from the Jets where he spent the last three seasons as a regional scout. He also worked for the Packers for five seasons and was a defensive quality control coach at the University of Houston before becoming a scout.

Drew DiSanto is joining Buffalo as a sports performance data analyst.

Malcom Charles is also joining the team as a data analyst.

Michelle Mankoff will come to Buffalo as a part of the Nunn-Wooten Scouting Fellowship.

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