ORCHARD PARK, NY – The Buffalo Bills today announced the hiring of Jim Monos as Director of Player Personnel and Kelvin Fisher as Director of College Scouting.
Bills General Manager Doug Whaley said, “Jim Monos and Kelvin Fisher bring a wealth of player personnel experience from championship organizations to their new roles with the Buffalo Bills. Both men have a keen eye for talent and will play a pivotal role in our talent evaluation process for years to come. We are excited to add two well-respected and innovative personnel professionals to this organization.”
Monos will collaborate with Director of Pro Personnel Tom Gibbons on all free agent evaluations and personnel decisions and will scout college prospects throughout the year. He joins the Bills after spending the previous eight years (2005-12) as an Area Scout with the New Orleans Saints.
In his previous role with New Orleans, Monos was responsible for evaluating players from colleges located throughout the Southeast region of the country. Before joining the Saints in 2005, Monos served as an Area Scout for the Philadelphia Eagles from 2001-04 where he covered the Northeast region.
Fisher will oversee the team’s college scouting operation in addition to evaluating college prospects across the nation. He spent the previous 13 seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers since joining the franchise in 2000 with a focus on college prospects in the Western region of the United States.
The team also announced the promotions of C.J. Leak to College Area Scout and Pete Harris to BLESTO Scout. Chuck Cook will now serve as a National Scout and Doug Majeski will add National Cross Checker to his Coordinator of College Scouting title.
Cook will transition from Director of College Scouting to National Scout. He joined Buffalo in 2011 after serving as a regional scout with the Miami Dolphins from 2008-10. Prior to joining the Dolphins, Cook was a member of the Kansas City Chiefs’ scouting department for 24 years, including 11 seasons as Director of College Scouting (1997-2007).
Majeski, 24-year member of the Bills scouting department, will add National Cross Checker to his Coordinator of College Scouting responsibilities.
Leak will begin his first year as a College Area Scout after the previous two years as the team’s BLESTO Scout representative.
Harris will now serve as the team’s BLESTO Scout after spending the past two years as a Scouting Assistant.