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Ian Rapoport reported on Sunday that Doug Whaley is safe as Buffalo Bills GM

Doug Whaley's job as Bills GM appears to be safe.

Buffalo Bills GM Doug Whaley has done a good job of building a quality roster for the Bills. However, due to the team's 6-8 record entering Week 16, there were some people who wondered if Whaley's job was safe. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Whaley's job is pretty secure.

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Last week, there was a report from Jason La Canfora that stated that Whaley could have a showdown with Buffalo's coaching staff but any rift between Whaley and Rex Ryan was denied by both parties during the week. Rapoport's report seems to support the fact that Whaley and Ryan have worked well together. 

Whaley took over as Bills GM in May of 2013. Since that time, the Bills have added quite a bit of talent to Buffalo's roster. Hall of Fame running back Thurman Thomas took to Twitter to name just a few of those players recently in support of Whaley:

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There's no denying that Whaley has upgraded Buffalo's roster during his tenure as GM via the draft, free agency, trades, and the waiver wire. His biggest moves this past offseason included a trade for LeSean McCoy and signing Tyrod Taylor in free agency. 

Buffalo's results on the field have been disappointing this season, but Whaley shouldn't be blamed for the poor play of the team's defense. This offseason, he'll certainly look for ways to help Ryan fix the team's defense while also trying to re-sign players like Cordy Glenn and Richie Incognito on the offensive side of the ball.

Whaley didn't deserve to be on the hot seat in Buffalo, so it's encouraging to hear the report that his job is safe with the Bills. Buffalo's GM will have plenty of work to do after the 2015 season ends, but for now dab on, Doug. Dab on.

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