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Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley reacts to a question about the future of the team during a press conference at the Ralph Wilson Media Center in Orchard Park, N.Y., Monday, March 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

The Buffalo Bills fired GM Doug Whaley one day after the NFL draft


The Buffalo Bills have fired general manager Doug Whaley one day after the end of the NFL draft.

Team owner Terry Pegula said Sunday he and his wife, Kim, reached the decision after a lengthy review of the team. Whaley's dismissal completes what has become yet another front-office house-cleaning which began when coach Rex Ryan was fired in the final week of last season.

Whaley had three seasons left on his contract after signing a four-year extension in January 2016. 

"This was my decision. It was not an easy decision but I believe it's the right one for the future of the Buffalo Bills. Our search for a new general manager will begin immediately," Pegula said in a statement released by the team.

"He is a good person and we want to thank him for his work and commitment to our football team."

The Bills also confirmed the firing on its official Twitter account.

According to reports, Whaley wasn't the only staffer the Bills let go.

--The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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