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Bills GM Doug Whaley: 'We owe it to the fans' to be playoff team

Bills GM Doug Whaley: 'We owe it to the fans' to be playoff team Photo: Icon SMI

Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley is planning for the team to make the playoffs.

Speaking to the media on Friday, Whaley was asked about the Bills’ low ranking in several preseason projections.

They should. We haven’t done anything. We’ve got a lot to prove. It is what it is. Like [Bills President and CEO] Russ [Brandon] said, ‘We won’t hide from it.’ We haven’t been in the playoffs in a long time and we owe it to the fans, our late Hall of Fame owner and everybody in this business to show that we’re not the Bills anymore. We want to be a playoff team. We’re planning to be a playoff team and that’s our goal.

The Bills went 6-10 and finished in last place in the AFC East last season. The team has not made the playoffs since 1999.

Buffalo’s playoff hopes took a hit when standout linebacker Kiko Alonso suffered a torn ACL in a workout earlier this month.

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- Chris Johnson

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