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Bills announce personnel, training staff changes

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Posted at 9:40 PM, Jun 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-22 12:39:07-04

The Buffalo Bills have announced several changes to their player personnel and athletic training staffs.

Per the Buffalo Bills:

Kelvin Fisher has been named Player Personnel Advisor. He previously was the team's director of college scouting. Prior to coming to Buffalo in 2013, Fisher spent 13 seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers after joining the team in 2000.

Pete Harris has been promoted to College Area Scout. Harris, who is entering his ninth season with the Bills, spent the past three seasons as the team’s BLESTO Scout. He spent time as a scouting assistant for the team during the 2011 and 2012 seasons. A native of Kenmore, NY, Harris joined the Bills in 2007 as a scouting and coaching intern before a three-year stint as a coaching assistant (2008-10).

Bo Taliaferro has been promoted to BLESTO Scout. Taliaferro is entering his fourth season with the Bills after spending the previous three seasons as the College Scouting Assistant (2013-2015) where he assisted with day to day operations of the Bills College Scouting Department.

Ryan Hollern has been hired as the team’s College Scouting Coordinator. Hollern joins the Bills after spending seven seasons with the New Orleans Saints organization, three as an Area Scout and four years as the club’s Combine Scout.

Collin Dotterer has been hired as a Player Personnel Assistant. Dotterer will be entering his first season in the NFL with the Bills in 2016.

Bud Carpenter has been promoted to Director of Athletic Training Operations. Carpenter is entering his 32nd season with the Bills and served the past 21 years as the team’s head athletic trainer. He was recently selected to the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame. Carpenter, who originally joined the team in 1985, attended St. Bonaventure and SUNY Fredonia.

Shone Gipson has been promoted to Head Athletic Trainer. Gipson is entering his 13th season with the Bills after joining the team full-time in 2004. Gipson also worked with the team as a seasonal assistant athletic trainer during the 2002 season and is a graduate of the University of Houston.

Chris Fischetti has been promoted to Head of Rehabilitation & Injury Management Services. Fischetti is entering his 15th year with the Bills after joining the team full-time in 2002. Fischetti also worked with the team during the 1997 season throughout training camp in addition to gamedays and is a graduate of Penn State and New York University.