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Four names have emerged as potential replacements for Ray Anderson

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With NFL executive V.P. of football operations Ray Anderson slated to become the new A.D. at Arizona State, the question of his replacement still lingers.

Based on multiple reports that have surfaced over the past few weeks, four names are in contention for the job:  Dolphins executive V.P. of football administration Dawn Aponte, Jets senior director of football administration Rod Graves, NFL V.P. of operations Merton Hanks, and former Chiefs G.M. and Patriots V.P. of player personnel Scott Pioli.

Interviews have not yet commenced, and the timetable for filling the position isn’t known.

Peter King of TheMMQB.com previously has suggested that Hanks has the inside track.  If, however, the league wants someone with experience working for one of the teams, Hanks would be at a disadvantage.

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10 Responses to “Four names have emerged as potential replacements for Ray Anderson”
  1. horsepedlr says: Jan 9, 2014 3:07 PM

    good luck with graves, to stupid to come out of the rain.

  2. mullman76 says: Jan 9, 2014 3:13 PM

    Amy Trask.

  3. thestrategyexpert says: Jan 9, 2014 3:18 PM

    Go with the person that has the best ideas to solve problems and make things better. There’s lots of chaos and issues regarding the operations, and this is a job for somebody who can handle a complex and full plate. Somebody from this group hopefully will be a clear standout from the rest.

    Just open with the question, what do you think is wrong with the Operations in general? Whoever has the least to say should get eliminated.

  4. PeterKingLovesCoqAVin says: Jan 9, 2014 3:32 PM

    Aponte is going to come out of this as VP of Football Operations in Miami.

  5. larryfinfan says: Jan 9, 2014 3:36 PM

    Mike, according to Barry Jackson, Aponte has removed herself from consideration??

    Barry Jackson ‏@flasportsbuzz 3h
    CBS says Aponte removed name from consideration for NFL job.Presumably stays with Fins.S. Ross declined to say if GM will report to Aponte.

  6. makimaguro says: Jan 9, 2014 4:04 PM

    Troy Vincent should get a shot.

  7. atwatercrushesokoye says: Jan 9, 2014 5:02 PM

    If Scott Pioli leaves NBC will Peter King still drop his name in every weekly column giving him credit for every good move that the Chefs and Pats made? Just wondering cause that’s a big parted of his 10,000 word weekly mess.

  8. charger383 says: Jan 9, 2014 8:00 PM

    Does this require a Rooney Rule interview?

  9. latchbeam says: Jan 9, 2014 9:12 PM

    Who is Peter King??

  10. danmarinos1stlovechild says: Jan 11, 2014 9:36 AM

    Please take Dawn Aponte, take her away from Miami and all drama that she brings!!!

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