Cardinals promote Keim to GM

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The Arizona Cardinals announced Tuesday that they promoted Steve Keim to general manager.
Keim, who has been with the Cardinals since 1999, was vice president of player personnel. He replaces Rod Graves, who was fired last week.
Keim, 40, started his Cardinals' career as a regional scout and worked his way up through the organization. He was named director of college scouting in 2006, director of player personnel in 2008 and was given the vice president title last season.
Washington Redskins director of player personnel Morocco Brown was also interviewed for the job.
Keim was a two-time all-ACC offensive guard for North Carolina State and briefly played for the Miami Dolphins before returning to N.C. State as an assistant strength and conditioning coach and recruiting assistant. Then, he was hired by the Cardinals.
Arizona is still searching for a new coach since firing Ken Whisenhunt last week.
The Cardinals interviewed their defensive coordinator, Ray Horton, and Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy. They are scheduled to interview Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden later this week and are looking to meet with Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley.