A breakdown of the Buffalo Bills general manager candidates

Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott demonstrates how he wants the defense to lift up a loose ball during practice at Gibbs Stadium on the campus of Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, on Saturday, July 27, 2013. (Jeff Siner/Charlotte Observer/MCT via Getty Images)
Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott demonstrates how he wants the defense to lift up a loose ball during practice at Gibbs Stadium on the campus of Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, on Saturday, July 27, 2013. (Jeff Siner/Charlotte Observer/MCT via Getty Images) /
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HOUSTON, TX – NOVEMBER 30: A worker moves the Houston Texans logo before the Houston Texans played the Tennessee Titans in a NFL game on November 30, 2014 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX – NOVEMBER 30: A worker moves the Houston Texans logo before the Houston Texans played the Tennessee Titans in a NFL game on November 30, 2014 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images) /

Brian Gaine, Houston Texans

The vibe: Gaine was one of the first candidates identified for the job, but since then there’s been very little said about this connection. While others like Brandon Beane are getting a second look or others are getting a first interview, it could be that the team has already decided to move on from Gaine.

Current role: Director of Player Personnel

Why the Bills would bite: Gaine has been an assistant GM already with the Miami Dolphins and he’s helped create one of the NFL’s strongest rosters in Houston, especially on defense. Good experience on the scouting and pro personnel side of things. He’s also been interviewed for head GM gigs with the Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers, New York Jets and Chicago Bears.

Why they might pass: Could use some more seasoning. Has been in player personnel for the last decade and spent nearly another decade as a scout or helping to head a scouting department, but he’s bounced between four teams in that time. Perhaps a nice playoff run for the Texans in the next year or two could help put Gaine’s resume over the top.