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The Buffalo Bills Monday said Stew Barber, the team's...

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Bills Monday said Stew Barber, the team's vice president of administration, has resigned from his post.

The Bills, in a two-sentence statement, said Barber stepped down from the post he had held since 1979.

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The club said a successor to Barber would be announced in the immediate future.

Barber reportedly met in Detroit last week with Bills owner Ralph C. Wilson Jr.

Bills officials would not comment further on the resignation, but a Buffalo newspaper reported that Norm Pollom, the Bills director of college scouting since 1978, has been offered Barber's post.

The Buffalo News also reported there had been speculation that Barber's departure was a stipulation of Kay Stephenson's decision to take over the Bills head coaching job when Chuck Knox resigned in January.

Barber was the Bills offensive tackle from 1961 to 1969 and joined the Bills' front office in 1975 as a scout. He was named assistant general manager in 1976.

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