BUFFALO, N.Y., Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Tom Donahoe Wednesday was fired as president and general manager of the NFL's Buffalo Bills.
"We need a fresh start," said team owner Ralph Wilson about Donahoe's ouster. "(Coach) Mike Mularkey's status and a new GM will be determined at a later date."
At a news conference, Wilson also announced that he was assuming the position of team president and that Tom Modrak will continue as the team's assistant general manager.
"I just don't think we've made enough progress in the last five years," Wilson said. "I just think we need a fresh start and that's why this change is being made."
Donahoe joined the team in January of 2001. The Bills have comprised a record of 31-49 during his tenure and have not reached the playoffs since 1999. Former coach Marv Levy, who is in the NFL Hall of Fame and led the Bills to four straight AFC titles in the early 1990s, will be a consultant.