Updated: Thursday, 22 Jan 2009, 11:52 PM EST
Published : Thursday, 22 Jan 2009, 10:57 PM EST
Orchard Park, NY - The Bills are dipping into their past, to beef up their scouting
staff in the future. News 4 has learned that veteran NFL
scout Buddy Nix is returning to the Bills, in the positon of
Nix confirmed the appointment when we talked to him by phone, from his home in Tennessee. He spent eight years with the Bills as a scout and personnel expert, when John Butler was the team's general manager, and AJ Smith was the chief pro scout. When Butler and Smith left the Bills in 2001 for San Diego, Nix followed them West.
He eventually rose to the position of Assistant GM and Director of Player Personnel with the Chargers, a position he held for five years. Nix stepped down from the job a year ago, after an apparent falling out with GM A.J. Smith.
Nix is 69-years old. He'll report to Bills VP of College Scouting Tom Modrak and act as a National Scout, looking over college talent.