The Buffalo Bills announced a slew of changes to their scouting and training staffs on Tuesday, moving one of the higher members on the front-office totem pole into a new role.
Kevin Fisher, the team's director of college scouting, will now serve as a player personnel advisor. He originally latched on with the Bills in 2013 after 13 seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Also, Kenmore-native Pete Harris, who served as a BLESTO scout, has been promoted to a College Area scout position. Harris has worked his way up the ranks, first joining the Bills as a scouting and coaching intern in 2007.
On the training staff, Bud Carpenter has been promoted to director of athletic training operations. Carpenter is in his 32nd season with the Bills, serving as the head trainer for the last 21 years. This off-season, he made the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame.
Bo Taliaferro is now BLESTO scout after three seasons as a scouting assistant. After seven years with the New Orleans Saints, Ryan Hollern is hired in Buffalo as the College Scouting Coordinator. And Collin Dotterer, in his first NFL season, will be a player personnel assistant.
Elsewhere, Shone Gipson is now the head athletic trainer and Chris Fischetti to head of rehabilitation and injury management services. Gipson and Fischetti first joined the Bills in 2002.