A Pittsburgh native will be the first executive to land a second interview for the Steelers GM vacancy, NFL Network reports.
Under Whalley, the Bills selected a list of future stars and Bills building blocks, including Tre’Davious White, Dion Dawkins and Matt Milano, as well as Rams WR Robert Woods and journeyman Sammy Watkins.
Doug Whalley, an Upper St Clair native and Pitt grad, last served as an NFL GM with the Buffalo Bills in 2017.
He was part of the team that hired the Bills’ now-star head coach, Sean McDermott. But he was replaced the same year by the Pegula family, which wanted a fresh start following the new coach’s hire.
Whalley currently serves as VP of Player Personnel for the XFL.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers VP John Spytek and Tennessee Titans VP Ryan Cowden will also reportedly get a second interview later this week.
Both men oversee college and pro scouting.
The Steelers are in the midst of their first general manager search in more than 15 years with Kevin Colbert retiring this year.
Two internal candidates are also strong possibilities for the Pittsburgh Steeelers, including Vice President of Football and Business Administration Omar Khan.
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