ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) _ John Guy, who has 26 years of football coaching and scouting experience, was appointed the Buffalo Bills new pro personnel director Wednesday.

Guy, who spent the last three years as a scout with the Cleveland Browns, takes over for A.J. Smith, who left to join the San Diego Chargers in January.

Guy's hiring could be the first of two front-office moves the Bills make. Team president and general manager Tom Donahoe has also extended a job offer to Tom Modrak, former Philadelphia Eagles director of football operations.

Modrak, fired by the Eagles earlier this month, was scheduled to interview for the Chicago Bears vacant general manager's post this week.

The Bills have offered Modrak an undisclosed job likely to involve scouting and assisting Donahoe.

Donahoe is familiar with Guy, who served as the Pittsburgh Steelers special teams coordinator from 1992-94 while Donahoe was the team's director of football operations.

``He brings a wealth of knowledge to our team with his background in the areas of coaching and scouting,'' said Donahoe.