The Buffalo Bills interviewed their third candidate for general manager Saturday.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network was first to report that Trey Brown, the Philadelphia Eagles' director of college scouting, met with Bills owners Terry and Kim Pegula at their Florida home. Brown joins Panthers assistant GM Brandon Beane and Texans Director of Player Personnel Brian Gaine as interviewed candidates. According to Rapoport, Bills coach Sean McDermott has not been a part of the interview process, but "he'll likely do so for the callback."
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 6, 2017
Brown, 32, got his start with the New England Patriots in 2010 as a scouting assistant. He spent the next two years as a West Coast scout for New England before taking the same job with the Eagles in 2013-14. He was promoted to assistant director of college scouting in 2015, then director of college scouting on May 11, 2016. Recently, he took part in a commerical for the Microsoft Surface tablet that teams use on the sidelines.
Brown played cornerback for four years at UCLA, and was a second-team Walter Camp All-American in 2007, when he finished as a semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award that is given annually to the nation's top defensive back. He had a brief professional career with the Bears. Brown's father, Theotis, is a former second-round draft pick of the Seattle Seahawks.
As Rapoport pointed out, members of the Patriots' scouting tree have had success in recent years. Jon Robinson of Tennessee, Thomas Dimitroff of Atlanta and Jason Licht of Tampa Bay are all current GMs with New England roots.