Modrak re-ups; where's Dwight?

We thought something was afoot. Shawn Bryson didn't run any plays with the offense Monday. Shawn Price has been working out around the Bills' mini-camp practices, but not in them.

So after Tuesday's practice, when the Bills said they'd have a news conference at 1 p.m., it seemed likely they had traded Bryson or signed Price.

They made a signing, all right, but it was a multi-year extension of Tom Modrak's contract for an undisclosed number of seasons, along with a new title as assistant general manager.

"I really do like this organization," said Modrak, who had been Buffalo's director of football operations and who interviewed for a job as Falcons GM during the off-season. "I like the direction we're going in. I see the light at the end of the tunnel. We're going to be successful."

Modrak's new contract was part of a larger reshuffling of the scouting department:

Brad Forsyth went from BLESTO combine scout to a scout in the Bills' employ in the Rocky Mountain area. Tom Gibbons, formerly a college scout in the East, joined the expanded pro scouting staff under John Guy as a pro scout. Southwest area scout Bobby Williams retired. Two interns received scouting jobs -- David Hinson as the Bills' BLESTO scout, working the Northeast, and Sean Heinlen to college scouting administrator.

Most significantly, Doug Majeski moved from Northeast and Midwest area scout to the new position of coordinator of college scouting. Conspicuously absent from the discussion of scouting staff changes was Dwight Adams, the holdover vice president/player personnel who also has been conspicuously absent from this mini-camp.

Meanwhile, Bryson ran a number of plays with the offense in Tuesday's practice, with Richard Huntley receiving more time off. And Price remained unsigned for now.


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