Bill Polian will not join Bills

Thursday January 1st, 2015

Former Buffalo general manager Bill Polian will not rejoin the team in any capacity, according to an ESPN report

Polian told team owner Terry Pegula on Thursday that he will remain in broadcasting. On Wednesday, Doug Marrone opted out of his contract to coach the team next season, leaving a vacancy at the head coaching position. 

On Dec. 27, Polian told the Buffalo News that a ProFootballTalk report saying he was returning was about "as wrong as can be."

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The 72-year-old former front office executive was most recently with the Indianapolis Colts from 1997 to 2011, where he acted as team president and general manager. He was fired by Colts owner Jim Irsay after the 2011 season when the Colts went 2-14.

He led Buffalo from 1986 until 1993, helping guide the Bills to three consecutive Super Bowls in his final three years with the team.

Polian now serves as an NFL analyst for ESPN. He is one of two candidates who could potentially be voted into the NFL Hall of Fame when voting occurs later this month. 

- Will Green

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