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Doug Whaley gets multiyear extension to continue as GM of Bills

The Buffalo Bills have signed general manager Doug Whaley to a contract extension.

Terms were not disclosed, but the team announced that the deal covers multiple years.

"We are pleased to announce a multi-year contract extension with our General Manager Doug Whaley," owner Terry Pegula said in a statement released by the team. "Doug has demonstrated an excellent eye for talent and has been an asset to the organization on many levels. I look forward to working closely with Doug and Coach Ryan for many years to come."

Pegula's wife, Kim, proclaimed the deal Sunday afternoon by tweeting a photo of Whaley signing his new deal alongside her husband and team president Russ Brandon.

"I am excited for this opportunity Terry and Kim Pegula have given me and my family to continue to work for the Buffalo Bills franchise," Whaley said in the team release. "I look forward to getting back to work with our owners, Rex Ryan, Russ Brandon and our scouting staff to build a winning team that this tremendous and supportive fan base deserves."

The Buffalo News reported last month that Whaley, who has been the Bills' general manager since May 2013, was entering the final season of his contract with the team.

Whaley, Brandon and coach Rex Ryan had gathered at the Pegulas' home in Florida this weekend to review the 2015 season. Kim Pegula tweeted that the meeting was "great" and that the Bills' top decision-makers were "already working on next season."

The Bills finished 8-8 and missed the playoffs for a 16th consecutive season.

Later on Sunday, the team announced a move to unite the Ryan brothers by hiring former New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan to brother Rex's staff as assistant head coach/defense.

Rob Ryan was fired as defensive coordinator by the Saints in November.