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Buffalo Bills hire longtime Seahawks exec Dan Morgan

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Another key member of the Seattle Seahawks’ front office has departed for another team.

The Buffalo Bills announced on Friday that Dan Morgan would be the team’s new Director of Player Personnel. Morgan had his final interview with the team on Thursday, and will be replacing Brian Gaine, who became the Houston Texans’ new general manager.

“First thing we were looking for was culture fit,” said Buffalo Bills GM Brandon Beane in an official press release. “I was in Carolina when we drafted Dan as a player and he would be a ‘Bills blue’ as our kind of guy. As a player he was always prepared, worked hard, did everything. He worked his way up from the bottom (with the Seahawks). He didn’t get placed into a seat because of his status as a former player. Sometimes that’s warranted, but Dan was a scouting intern with the Seattle Seahawks in 2010 and worked his way up to a Director of Pro Scouting. That’s not an easy transition to go from the field to a grunt in our business. It’s humbling and he did it and he’s risen to Director of Pro (Scouting).”

As Beane mentioned, when Morgan’s playing career ended, the Seahawks brought him on board in 2010 as a scouting intern. He eventually became an assistant director of pro personnel alongside Trent Kirchner, and was promoted to director of pro personnel prior to the start of the 2015 season.

Last year, Seattle lost former senior personnel executive Ed Dodds to the Indianapolis Colts, who named him vice president of player personnel.