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Bob Quinn Hired As Detroit Lions GM
- Updated: January 8, 2016
The Detroit Lions are expected to hire New England Patriots director of pro scouting Bob Quinn as their general manager, according to league sources. The two sides are finalizing a deal that is expected to be done shortly.
The Lions have interviewed candidates such as interim GM Sheldon White, Seattle’s Trent Kirchner and Kevin Abrams from the New York Giants. But ultimately, the Lions wanted to go outside and bring in an outside, fresh perspective.
A Detroit Lions team spokesman said the franchise has “nothing to report at this time” about the potential hiring of a general manager.
Bob Quinn has worked for the Patriots the past 16 seasons, most recently as the team’s director of pro scouting from 2012-present. He is one of the few members of the Patriots’ personnel department who is inside the draft room, which in part reflects the level of trust he’s earned within the organization.