Lions GM Rumors


According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, is sounds more and more like the Lions would like to wrap up interviews for their GM position by this weekend and have a new person in place at some point early next week.

  • Josina Anderson reports that Lions interim general manager Sheldon White is scheduled to interview for the team’s GM position on Friday.
  • Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Lions are hoping to interview Vikings assistant GM George Paton for GM vacancy.
  • Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that the Lions will interview Giants executive Kevin Abrams for their GM vacancy.
  • La Canfora refers to Abrams as “very sharp cookie” and someone Ernie Accorsi, who is helping the Lions with their search, knows well.

The Lions will interview Patriots director of pro scouting Bob Quinn and Seahawks co-director of player personnel Trent Kirchner for the position.


Adam Schefter is now reporting that the Lions have asked for and received permission to interview Patriots director of pro scouting Bob Quinn for their GM opening.

This is the second confirmed interview for the Lions including Seahawks co-director of player personnel Trent Kirchner.

According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the Lions will interview interim GM Sheldon White for the position at some point this week.


ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Lions are scheduling an interview with Seahawks co-director of player personnel Trent Kirchner regarding their GM vacancy.

Last year, Kirchner was among the executives who interviewed for the Jets’ GM position before they elected to go with Mike Maccagnan.

Detroit has begun the process of contacting candidates for their GM position, which is their main order of business as they prepare for the offseason.

Ian Rapoport reported earlier in the day that the Lions requested an interview with Cowboys assistant director of player personnel Will McClay for their GM job. However, McClay has decided to stay put in his current role with the Cowboys.

New Lions president Rod Wood has said that whomever they hire as the next GM will decide HC Jim Caldwell’s fate. Although, it’s worth mentioning that reports from over the weekend indicated that Caldwell has a chance to be back in Detroit next year.

We’ll have more regarding other interviews for the Lions as the news is available.

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