The Lions brought in former Giants General Manager Ernie Accorsi to consult with the team on their search for a new General Manager this offseason and one of the reported candidates for the job is very familiar to Accorsi.
Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports reports that the Lions will interview Giants assistant General Manager Kevin Abrams for the opening. Abrams was hired by the Giants in 1999 when Accorsi was still on the job and was promoted to his current position after three years. Accorsi left the team in 2007 with Jerry Reese taking over at the top of the personnel department.
Abrams first held the role of salary cap analyst for the Giants and remains the team’s chief contract negotiator while also, per the team, dealing with “related strategic planning for football operations and coordinating the organization’s compliance with the NFL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement.” He also works with the pro and college scouting departments to evaluate players for the draft and free agency.
Abrams joins Lions interim General Manager Sheldon White, Seahawks exec Trent Kirchner and Patriots exec Dan Quinn as reported candidates for the job. Cowboys exec Will McClay and Bengals exec Duke Tobin have each passed on the opportunity to pursue the opening.