The Buffalo Bills finally have their new general manager in place and it turns out it's the man who's been mentioned all along as the likely pick.  The Bills late Tuesday afternoon announced that Brandon Beane will replace the fired Doug Whaley.

Beane comes to the Bills from the Carolina Panthers where he's worked for the past 19 years, including the last two years as assistant general manager.  Before that Beane served as director of football operations.  And having already worked with Bills coach  Sean McDermott for the past six seasons when McDermott was the Panthers defensive coordinator, it appears to be a perfect fit.

Beane had a second interview with Terry and Kim Pegula at their Florida home on Monday and was officially named the new GM on Tuesday.  McDermott likely was likely a major influence in the hiring of Beane who also interviewed for the general manager position with the San Francisco 49ers in January before John Lynch was chosen for that job.

Beane will officially be introduced on Friday morning.


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